Dieselgate threatens to engulf Daimler
Germany’s transport minister Andreas Scheuer quizzed Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche over the extend of possible emissions-cheating software in the company’s models, write Franz Hubik and Brian Hanrahan in Handelsblatt Global. The talks came after the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) said it had found illegal software in one of its models. Scheuer gave Daimler a two-week deadline to respond to the accusations and say how many models are affected. Daimler has long dismissed any link to the environmental scandal that has cost rival Volkswagen tens of billions of Euros in fines, refits and recalls, write Hubik and Hanrahan.
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For background, read the CLEW factsheets Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world and "Dieselgate" - a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal.