Volkswagen considers extending diesel incentives across Germany

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Volkswagen is considering whether to extend trade-in incentives to owners of older automobiles in all of Germany, extending the program beyond the 15 most heavily polluted cities, a spokesman stated on Friday. Under pressure to avert prohibitions of diesel vehicles in major cities, automakers have started offering trade-in incentives to support customers to scrap older […]

Automakers and green groups see defects in German diesel plan

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The German government presented strategies to curb pollution from diesel vehicles by asking automakers to offer owners trade-in incentives and hardware fixes, urging objections from environmental groups and grudging concessions from the industry. After marathon talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of her coalition partners declared in the early hours of Tuesday they had agreed […]