German coalition parties fight over diesel vehicle fines

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Ministers from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives attacked on Thursday a proposal by the Social Democrats to charge automakers who fail to provide diesel hardware retrofits, opening a new battle front in their fragile coalition government. The government outlined strategies previously this month to curb pollution from diesel vehicles by asking automakers to offer owners trade-in […]

Volkswagen to support retrofitting of older diesel vehicles in Germany

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Volkswagen is prepared to support hardware retrofits for older diesel vehicles and provide incentives for drivers to swap some older diesel vehicles for recent ones, a person knowledgeable with the matter stated on Thursday. VW Chief Executive Herbert Diess vowed to support a solution to help fund installing more effective exhaust filters during a discussion […]

Daimler and Transport Ministry agrees to clear up complex emissions issues

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German automaker Daimler and the German transport ministry have agreed to clear up very complex technical issues connected with diesel emissions, a spokesman for the ministry stated on Friday. He informed that concrete steps were agreed after a meeting on Monday where German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer questioned Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche concerning how many […]