Tax revenue from Volkswagen is the number one source of income for the town of Emden in northern Germany. Each year, over a million cars are shipped across the world from its port.
But now it looks like the good times could be over.
Here it is again, the VW diesel crisis. Even if the German auto giant appears reformed and wants to look ahead, the legal processing in its Dieselgate scandal is only at a starting stage, says DW’s Henrik Böhme.
Volkswagen, the German car giant at the heart of the diesel emissions scandal, says it's now embracing e-mobility. It says it's going to spend more than €34bn on electric cars, autonomous driving and new mobility services by the end of 2022.
More than 15,000 VW customers on the internet platform of consumer group myRight are suing the carmaker over its diesel emissions cheating. The case is also being pursued by a US attorney who has already litigated successfully against VW.
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