“Now is the moment”
The German government has the “almost unique opportunity” to make German car manufacturers “finally take decisions” to find a solution for the diesel emissions scandal, writes Peter Fahrenholz in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. The auto industry was “battered” by the last two years’ revelations, the government needed to “quickly prove it was ready to act” because of the upcoming federal elections, and the recent court ruling in Stuttgart showed that software updates would not be enough to prevent possible inner city driving bans.
Read the opinion piece in German here.
For background, read the CLEW article Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy, the factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany and the timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal.