The Citroen 2CV was to France what the VW Beetle is to Germany. The minimalist model was designed in the 1930s as a car for the common people.
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
The panel tasked with investigating the scandal uncovered rampant cronyism and incomptence from the EU level down. The problem is much bigger than Volkswagen, the committee found.
As German automotive giant Volkswagen stole the limelight in recent months with its emissions scandal, Opel remained beyond the radar. But the brand has returned to the spotlight with a bang, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
In a bid to win the race to develop self-driving cars and give a leg-up to their automakers over their rivals from Silicon Valley, the two EU nations have joined hands to test the cars on a stretch of road linking them.
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