Widespread cheating on emissions tests, allegations of a cartel dating back decades and now the prospect of a Diesel ban in the city of Stuttgart: Germany's car industry is facing tough questions about its future.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers forcing carmakers to retrofit diesel cars to lower emissions was the wrong approach. She said it was up to the industry to regain public trust and invest in the future.
Germany and five other EU countries are facing fines for breaking the law on air pollution. The European Commission is taking them to court — which could get expensive.
World-leading auto supplier Bosch recently announced a bright future for diesel, claiming dramatic new innovations which would slash emissions. Too good to be true? Or can we dare to dream of a diesel future?
German car dealers active in the used vehicle market are reeling from the aftermath of the diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a new study has shown. Profit margins are going down fast as diesels are hard to sell.
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