“Rebate without effect”
The buyer’s bonus German carmakers will offer for customers switching away from an old diesel will have little effect, writes Lukas Bay in an article in Handelsblatt. The 2,000-euro bonus incentive wasn’t big enough, said Stefan Bratzel, of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). And owners of ten-year-old vehicles are mainly used-car customers who probably would not buy a new car for 40,000 euros anyway, writes Bay.
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.