As Germany mulls a proposal to ban diesel vehicles by 2030, car industry insiders are warning of job losses in the sector.
Despite the Dieselgate emissions scandal, the German carmaker says it sold a record number of vehicles last year. But VW's growth in Western Europe was more sluggish than in the rest of the world.
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.
Despite a long public debate about environmental pollution caused by diesel-engined vehicles, German households and businesses have bought a record amount of diesel this year. Continued tax breaks played a major role.
The German automaker has agreed to a major payout to consumers affected by emissions-rigging software on diesel vehicles. A lawyer representing consumers hailed the deal as a "great outcome for Canadian consumers."
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