The VW Group is posting some of the biggest losses in its history. The diesel emissions scandal and having to create reserves for compensation payments added up to losses of some 4.1 billion euros. Where does VW go from here?
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.
Daimler is alleged to have sold over a million cars in Europe and the US containing engines rigged to cheat emissions tests. German authorities raided several locations associated with the automaker back in May.
German automaker Daimler has announced it is to recall millions of Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles. The move comes as German authorities investigate the firm for allegedly cheating on emissions tests.
Two years of leaks about emissions cheating and pollution fears have damaged Germany's standing as the world leader in car production. But analysts think the scandal could have surprising positives for the industry.
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