News Digest Item
10 Sep 2018

Experts consider diesel hardware retrofitting effective, remain divided on costs

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Experts commissioned by the German federal government at the diesel summit in 2017 agree that diesel vehicle hardware retrofitting is an effective measure to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. However, they are divided on the costs per vehicle, and whether or not car manufacturers could legally be obliged to pay for the retrofitting, according to a draft of the expert group’s upcoming final report seen by the newspaper. Chancellor Angela Merkel had announced that her government would formulate a joint stance on hardware retrofitting solutions by the end of September.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal.

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