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29 May 2017

Diesel has become serious danger for German car industry


The search of Daimler offices last week by prosecutors reveals that the diesel engine has become the biggest and most dangerous problem for German carmakers, writes Grischa Brower-Rabinowitsch in a commentary for business daily Handelsblatt. The companies were late to take the chance to lead the mobility revolution. They have instead become so dependent on the diesel that a quick exit is not an option, even if they wanted to. “The diesel could become obsolete much quicker than the companies believed a few years, months, or even days ago. The car industry must switch gears even more quickly,” writes Brower-Rabinowitsch.

Find the commentary in German (behind paywall) here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.

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