News Digest Item
31 Oct 2018

Confusion about diesel deals might hasten end of technology


The confusion about discounts make it highly unlikely that German diesel drivers will swap their vehicle against a newer model, write Andreas Macho, Martin Seiwert and Volker ter Haseborg in an article for business magazine Wirtschaftswoche. While company fleet purchases still underpin the diesel, sales are slumping due to dwindling interest from retail clients. “It seems the diesel’s twilight has started in Germany […] Suddenly, the end of a technology appears in sight that carmakers called indispensable until recently,” the authors write.

Find the article in German (behind paywall) here.

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

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