German carmaker Volkswagen has admitted to rigging millions of diesel vehicles worldwide in a bid to thwart emissions tests in the US and elsewhere.
Wolfsburg-based auto maker VW is facing a hard time to improve its image following its large-scale pollution scandal. The company braces for huge litigation and compensation costs. This page collates recent DW content on the subject.
It could be the end of an era - France wants to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. Swedish car maker Volvo says it'll phase out conventional combustion engines and focus on electric cars beginning in 2019. In Germany, a heated debate is raging on about potentially banning diesel cars in inner cities. But the car industry maintains such bans are useless.
The German government is taking action over Daimler's alleged manipulation of emissions data. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has summoned the German carmaker's executives to Berlin, while the sector's regulator is also looking into the matter.
Thomas Sattelberger, a former senior Lufthansa, Telekom and Daimler executive, is a harsh critic of German corporate culture. He believes VW senior executives haven't come clean about what they knew about the emissions cheating before the scandal became public.