Four years after the diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen, a lawsuit involving nearly half a million owners of diesel VW cars has begun. The company has already settled in the US, but is resisting a settlement with German customers.
The German car giant said it will invest even more money than previously planned into expanding its electric fleet. Over the next decade, VW plans to roll out 75 completely electric models and 60 hybrid vehicles.
The German automaker has warned that tougher emissions rules in the EU will hurt its profits over the next two years. Daimler is struggling with falling profits as it looks to make a costly switch to electric vehicles.
The excessive emissions concern at least 260,000 Mercedes "Sprinter" vans. The Volkswagen "dieselgate" scandal first broke four years ago and has had ongoing repercussions for the industry ever since.
Volkswagen is serious about electromobility. In the city of Zwickau, near Germany's Czech border, the carmaker is pressing ahead with the production of its ID.3 electric car. Henrik Böhme was there to see it.
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