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20 Aug 2018

Daimler and Volkswagen encounter new dieselgate troubles

Der Tagesspiegel

German car manufacturers Daimler and Volkswagen are facing new headaches in the so-called dieselgate scandal: according to reports, the former has to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles on the orders of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), while the latter’s CEO, Herbet Diess, allegedly was aware of his company’s software manipulation earlier than previously disclosed, according to an article in Der Tagesspiegel. For its part, Daimler will have to recall and retrofit 700,000 cars throughout Europe, 280,000 of which from Germany, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the CLEW article One year after German "diesel summit," air quality challenge remains and in the factsheet “Dieselgate” – a timeline of Germany’s car emissions fraud scandal.  

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