Sales of diesel cars are falling steeply and manufacturers are forced to offer steep discounts for new and used diesels alike. But the auto trade fair in Geneva shows the electric future is only slow in coming.
The two auto industry behemoths are exploring the possibility of jointly developing and building a range of commercial vehicles, and want to cooperate more closely on serving "the evolving needs of customers."
German carmakers like Volkswagen and Daimler have so far only admitted to things that can no longer be hidden from the public eye anyway. DW's Henrik Böhme says this will have to end badly.
The city of Hamburg is the first to penalize older diesel vehicles in an effort to improve air quality. The partial diesel ban was cheered by environmental groups and represents a blow to the auto industry.
German politicians and business leaders are increasingly worried about the long-term impact of the domestic carmakers' emissions-cheating scam. Dieselgate doesn't look like it's going to die down anytime soon.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version