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The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 15, 2017

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, Tesla is making inroads in Germany -- and the country's automakers face an uncertain future. By Simon Hage more... Comment ]

The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 04, 2017

Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's reputation as one of the world's best carmakers. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2017

The diesel scandal is not a failure on the part of individual companies, but rather the result of collusion among German automakers that lasted for years. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Porsche coordinated their activities in more than a thousand meetings. The exposure of a cartel. By Frank Dohmen and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]

The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2017

The automobile of the future drives autonomously and runs on batteries. Daimler, VW and BMW, which have waited dangerously long to join the trend, are on the verge of the biggest upheaval in their history. Can the reboot succeed? By Simon Hage and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]


The Way Forward after Dieselgate: 'We Will Do Everything to Bring VW Back'

The Way Forward after Dieselgate: 'We Will Do Everything to Bring VW Back'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 26, 2016

Volkswagen is struggling. The diesel emissions scandal, slim profit margins and a leadership shake-up have challenged the automobile company. SPIEGEL sat down with senior members of the family, Wolfgang Porsche and Hans Michel Piëch, to discuss the path out of the disaster. Interview Conducted by Dietmar Hawranek and Armin Mahler more... Comment ]

Ford-Strategie: Autonomie für alle

Ford-Strategie: Autonomie für alle

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 11, 2016

Bislang ist Ford beim Thema autonome Autos nicht gerade vorausgefahren. Jetzt wollen die Amerikaner bei der Zukunftstechnologie vom Standstreifen auf die Überholspur - und dann gleich die Welt verändern. Es wäre nicht das erste Mal. Von Tom Grünweg mehr... Forum ]


Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2016

When American authorities revealed that Volkswagen used software to trick pollution tests, it spurred widespread outrage. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL show that European officials knew about the deception for years -- but didn't act on it. By Markus Becker and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Diesel Emissions: EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

Diesel Emissions: EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 15, 2016

The European Commission insists that it knew nothing about diesel emissions manipulations perpetrated by Volkswagen and other automobile manufacturers. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE show otherwise. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]


Dobrindt in der Abgasaffäre: Weichgeschaltet

Dobrindt in der Abgasaffäre: Weichgeschaltet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 21, 2016

Vom Abgasskandal betroffene amerikanische VW-Kunden bekommen Gutscheine, ihre Autos repariert und obendrein noch Entschädigung. Weil die US-Behörden hart sind - und keine Waschlappen wie die Deutschen. Ein Kommentar von Michail Hengstenberg mehr... Forum ]

Autodesigner Stefan Seiffert: "Ich mache keine Waffen und keine SUVs"

Autodesigner Stefan Seiffert: "Ich mache keine Waffen und keine SUVs"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 04, 2016

Er hätte eine große Karriere als Designer in einem Autokonzern hinlegen können. Stattdessen entschied sich Stefan Seiffert, auszusteigen - und erfüllte sich in einer Werkstatt in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg seinen Traum. Von Margret Hucko mehr... Forum ]