“The heads of the car companies have not grasped the gravity of the situation”
The diesel scandal is only the tip of the iceberg of the German car industry’s troubles and neither the manufacturers’ CEOs nor Chancellor Angela Merkel have grasped the gravity of the crisis, writes Heribert Prantl in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “With appeasements, with mere homeopathic concessions, with a bit of laxness and digital hurray in the garage – as was just decided at the car summit – the great crisis cannot be solved,” writes Prantl.
Read the opinion piece in German here.
For more on the summit’s outcome, read the CLEW articles German carmakers pledge diesel software updates and buyer’s bonus and "Win for car industry" - First reactions to German diesel summit.