For years Germany's number one car manufacturer manipulated emissions-control systems in diesel cars – the biggest scandal to hit German industry since WWII. In Europe VW is refitting affected vehicles with updated software - but is that enough?
According to a media report, automaker Opel is being investigated for manipulating vehicle emissions on about 60,000 cars worldwide. It is the first time the company has been named since Dieselgate broke in 2015.
Public prosecutors have ordered the auto giant to pay for falsifying their vehicles' emissions test results. VW has said it "accepts responsibility" and will pay the fine without contesting it.
Germany's top administrative court has delayed until next week a ruling whether cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars to improve air quality. A ban would potentially hit 15 million diesel cars in Europe.
Europe's largest carmaker has said it's willing to buy back new diesel cars should German cities ban them. The announcement is meant to reassure potential clients and stem a plunge in diesel car sales.
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