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22 Sep 2017

Hardware diesel retrofits available despite industry denial - car drivers’ association

Süddeutsche Zeitung

German carmakers say it is nearly impossible to retrofit hardware to clean up diesel engines, but this is simply untrue, according to the German car drivers’ association ADAC, Max Hägler reports in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Hägler writes that many German carmakers have been offering such technology in their parts catalogues for years, according to the ADAC. The debate about retrofits beyond simple software updates is “definitely not over yet, even if carmakers and industry-friendly politicians would like it that way,” said Reinhard Kolke, head of ADAC technology.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the article German carmakers pledge diesel software updates and buyer’s bonus.

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