Carmakers manipulate while the government is watching – commentary
The probing of Audi for a potential new illegal emissions device is proof of the brazen abuse of clients’ trust by carmakers, writes Gerald Traufetter in a commentary on Spiegel Online. BMW, Mercedes, and VW have used their lobbying machinery to prevent costly hardware retrofits for diesel cars, and have found an ally in new transport minister Andreas Scheuer. But the new manipulations are a stab in Scheuer’s back, writes Traufetter. “When will government finally put an end to being messed about by the car industry?”
Read the commentary in German here.
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