The first week of this year's Detroit Auto Show was overshadowed by bad news for European and American carmakers. Some saw their share values plunge.
New registrations of cars in the European Union have gone down markedly in recent weeks. Fresh figures show that particularly the UK auto market is going through a rough patch amid Brexit-related uncertainties.
A court in Detroit has sentenced the first VW employee in connection with the German carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal. James Liang was handed a 40-month prison term after pleading guilty to conspiracy.
German auto giant Volkswagen has announced a recall of 281,000 cars in the United States due to defective fuel pumps. The recall is another blow to the image of the auto giant after the Dieselgate scandal.
Automakers at the Frankfurt car show, IAA, have been highlighting their e-auto credentials and distancing themselves from Dieselgate. But how will this impact the European car industry and its 12.6 million employees?
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