A report by German news magazine Der Spiegel says carmakers have been caught out in a conspiracy to fix costs and other anti-competitive strategies. The German Cartel Office is now taking action
The head of the world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of driving.
Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been handed down a seven-year prison sentence in a US court, after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his role in the German carmaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
The EU Commission wants carbon dioxide emissions from cars to be reduced by 30 percent by 2030, it announced on Wednesday. Opposition has been strong, not least from the powerful German car industry.
A 1,500-euro ($1,750) fix could save thousands of lives - but carmakers are unwilling to pay. Should the auto industry pick up the bill for its own mess?
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