News Digest Item
19 Oct 2018

“VW’s discounts are an outrage” – opinion

Süddeutsche Zeitung

VW is responsible for one of the largest industrial frauds in the post-war period and still tries to profit from it, writes Angelika Slavik in a commentary in Süddeutsche Zeitung. The carmaker is offering up to 10,000 euros for the trade-in of an old diesel model and the purchase of a new car to avoid expensive hardware retrofits. “Instead of investing several thousand euros to make a dirty car a little cleaner, they prefer to sell a new car at a higher discount, earn some money and get rid of the problem.” Slavik concludes that “VW only ever does as much as is necessary to maximise its own benefit.”

Read the commentary in German here.

For background, read the factsheet "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal and the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility.

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