In Germany, many consumers have been shocked by allegations of widespread emissions cheating. But in the United States, there is little awareness of events unfolding within Germany's car industry.
Investigators have raided offices and homes of former and current managers at German carmaker Porsche. Prosecutors said the searches were carried out on suspicion of diesel emissions fraud.
The German government could be planning a multibillion euro scheme to retrofit diesel cars to cut emissions. The government desperately wants to avoid diesel cars being banned from city centers.
The Volkswagen Group's corporate saga is in the best soap-opera series tradition. It has everything: ultrawealthy families, backroom conniving, dramatic scandals, soaring successes. A new volume got started this week.
The Bavarian carmaker has denied using defeat devices, saying it was a problem of incorrect, unsuitable software in the 750d and M550d models. A class-action lawsuit has been launched in the United States.
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