Seven months after the Volkswagen scandal broke, Japanese car maker Mitsubishi apologized for its own faked test results affecting 600,000 cars of its own brand and the Nissan brand.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was the center of a televised question and answer session with voters tackling issues of security, the status of immigrants and the VW emissions scandal. She is standing for a fourth term.
German car makers "gambled away" public trust by manipulating emissions values in their diesel cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a Dortmund campaign speech. She added that honesty is part of the economy.
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.
Cooperation talks between the German car giant and the Indian market leader about joint development of a car for emerging markets have ended 'amicably' because the pair couldn't achieve planned cost savings.
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