It's said that when Volkswagen sneezes, Wolfsburg catches the flu. Hardly any other city in Germany depends so much on the fortunes of one corporation as Wolfsburg. The emissions scandal may mean less tax revenue for the city. What can be done?
Chief Executive Oliver Blume has said the sports carmaker will focus on petrol/gasoline, hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Porsche and its parent Volkswagen have seen their image take a beating in the wake of Dieselgate.
It’s not quite a quick chat at the water cooler but German drivers have plenty to say at the pumps when asked about the country’s diesel question. DW’s Arthur Sullivan ventured onto the forecourt to find out more.
EU regulators have opened a probe into whether several German carmakers colluded to hold back the roll-out of car emission control systems. It is the latest in a string of investigations into such alleged malpractices.
The first major court case against Volkswagen in Germany over its cheating in emissions tests involving millions of diesel cars begins Monday. It will examine whether the auto giant should have informed investors sooner.
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