Impending diesel bans in German cities could shift air pollution problems to Romania, Bulgaria and other Eastern European countries.
The German Transport Ministry has said premium carmaker Daimler will have to recall over 200,000 cars in Germany alone over the suspected use of defeat devices in diesels. The firm pledged "full cooperation."
If you live in Germany, you might occasionally get the impression that the car industry in the country is embattled and under siege. Yet more German cars sell around the world than from any other country. Why?
Ebbing interest in diesel-engine vehicles and more public holidays caused car sales in Germany to decline in May compared to a year earlier. But experts said the domestic car market remains in good shape overall.
Germany and five other EU countries are facing fines for breaking the law on air pollution. The European Commission is taking them to court — which could get expensive.
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