News Digest Item
19 Jul 2017

Audi, BMW and Daimler to pay for car upgrades to fix emissions

Süddeutsche Zeitung

German car manufacturers are willing to pay for certain upgrades and retrofitting to reduce their diesel cars’ nitrogen oxide emissions and help avoid driving bans, Peter Fahrenholz writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung. BMW and Audi signalled to the Bavarian government they would pay for software updates, but critics say this is not enough to bring down emissions, Fahrenholz says. Daimler announced it would recall 3 million diesel cars for software updates.

Read the article in German here

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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