“Dieselgate and its consequences”
On the first anniversary of the Dieselgate scandal, it is clear that VW wants to use it as a chance for a fresh start, according to an article by news agency dpa. “The balance to date is a catastrophe. The formerly proud automaker is shaken to the core, important suppliers are scared, and the diesel does not seem to have a future, at least beyond Europe.” The cost in billions of euros reaches double digits, and this money is lacking in key areas such as electrification and digitisation. But 12 months after the earthquake, there is also a ray of hope. Car industry expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer told the author that VW would not have stood a chance in the new mobility world without the wake-up call from Dieselgate.
Read the article in German here.
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