Last time in Shanghai, 2,000 manufacturers drew 930,000 visitors from 18 countries. The Chinese market is vitally important for German premium automakers, so they pull out all the stops here.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers forcing carmakers to retrofit diesel cars to lower emissions was the wrong approach. She said it was up to the industry to regain public trust and invest in the future.
Germany's environment ministry wants to halve CO2 emissions levels for new vehicles by 2030 - more than the EU's goal. The auto sector is already alarmed by a new EU exhaust test due in September.
It'll be the first car show since a German court empowered cities to impose bans on diesel cars, leaving Europe's biggest automakers in a spin. A looming trade war with the US is another worry. Janelle Dumalaon reports.
The Geneva Motor Show is set to open its doors to the public after two days dedicated to sneak previews for journalists. On her way out, DW’s Janelle Dumalaon says she wasn’t always sure where the journey was heading.
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