Consumers sceptical after diesel deal - Has emissions scandal affected US consumers? - Made in Rwanda
A pre-election poll suggests Germans have fallen out of love with their diesel cars, and the politicians who let "dieselgate" unfold right under their noses. "Made in Germany" no longer means what it once did.
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
The German car group is offering owners of older diesel cars rebates of up to 10,000 euros when they trade in their vehicle for a new lower-emissions car. VW subsidiaries Audi and Porsche have announced similar plans.
VW's emissions-cheating scandal pales beside what's rocking the whole German car industry right now. The latest accusations concerning collusion among all major automakers come as a deep shock, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
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