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09 Aug 2017

“Carmakers outbid each other with buyer’s bonuses for old diesel cars”


German car manufacturers “outbid each other” with buyer’s bonuses for customers switching away from an old diesel car, writes Henrik Mortsiefer for Tagesspiegel. Volkswagen launched its “environmental programme”, promising up to 10,000 euros on purchasing a new Euro 6 standard car. Daimler told Tagesspiegel it would provide a 2,000 euro bonus, and the old diesel car would be scrapped. VW, BMW and Daimler had announced plans for the bonuses at the diesel summit to accelerate taking older, dirtier diesel cars off German streets.

Read the article in German here.

Find background material on the carmakers’ fight for the top-spot in e-mobility in the dossier, and more on the diesel summit’s outcome in the CLEW article German carmakers pledge diesel software updates and buyer’s bonus.

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