News Digest Item
26 Apr 2018

Customers won’t readily trust “new diesel miracle” – opinion

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

German auto supplier Bosch has every right to be proud of its improved diesel technology, which it says leads to far less nitrogen oxide emissions, but economic success depends on the reputation of diesel as a whole, writes Susanne Preuß in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. At least in Germany, this “seems doubtful,” as the scandal had disappointed customers so much that many would “not easily trust the new diesel miracle,” writes Preuß. “For the environment and the economy, however, it would make sense to happily accept the technological progress of [German] engineers,” she writes.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet "Dieselgate" - a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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