"Anne Will" zum Diesel-Chaos: "Och, für uns ist das viel Geld"

"Anne Will" zum Diesel-Chaos: "Och, für uns ist das viel Geld"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2018

Jetzt ist er da, der große Diesel-Schlamassel. Wird die Politik die Autobauer endlich hart in die Verantwortung nehmen? Die Runde bei "Anne Will" zeigte: Darauf verlassen wir uns besser nicht. Von Arno Frank mehr... Forum ]

The Diesel Delusion: Court Ruling Could Change Future of Mobility in Germany

The Diesel Delusion: Court Ruling Could Change Future of Mobility in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 02, 2018

A major court ruling in Germany on Tuesday means that millions of diesel cars may soon be banned from city centers in the country. The verdict clearly exposes the vast failings of German policymakers over the years and their cozy relationship with the automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Diesel Disaster: Are Driving Bans Coming for German Cities?

The Diesel Disaster: Are Driving Bans Coming for German Cities?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2018

A court ruling could ban millions of diesel cars from German city centers, rendering the vehicles worthless. The federal government has considered responding with free public transportation and by forcing car manufacturers to submit to new requirements. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Monkey on Their Back: German Carmakers Have Lost All Moral Standing

A Monkey on Their Back: German Carmakers Have Lost All Moral Standing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2018

The scandal over exhaust experiments on monkeys shows just how unscrupulous Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler are when it comes to manipulating the public. Anything goes when it comes to diverting attention from the dangers inherent in diesel. By Frank Dohmen, Veronika Hackenbroch, Simon Hage, Nils Klawitter, Hannah Knuth and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]


New Cartel Suspicions: Secret Price Fixing Among German Carmakers

New Cartel Suspicions: Secret Price Fixing Among German Carmakers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 30, 2018

After numerous scandals in recent years, the German automobile industry is facing scrutiny yet again. This time, VW, Daimler, BMW and Bosch are believed to have colluded on steel price fixing. By Frank Dohmen and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]

EU Competition Commissioner Vestager: 'The Auto Industry Is a High Priority'

EU Competition Commissioner Vestager: 'The Auto Industry Is a High Priority'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 28, 2017

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, 49, has made a name for herself by taking on Google, Apple and Starbucks. She talks to DER SPIEGEL about her current investigation into possible automaker collusion and Facebook's responsibilities to its users. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]


The Lure of Luxembourg: A Peek Behind the VW Tax Haven Curtain

The Lure of Luxembourg: A Peek Behind the VW Tax Haven Curtain

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2017

Volkswagen has established several companies in Luxembourg in recent years, worth a total of 17 billion euros. The structure has raised suspicions that the German carmaker is trying to sidestep the tax office back home. By Simon Hage, Martin Hesse and Blaz Zgaga more... Comment ]

Out of Nowhere: The Three Students Who Uncovered 'Dieselgate'

Out of Nowhere: The Three Students Who Uncovered 'Dieselgate'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 23, 2017

The diesel emissions scandal has already cost Volkswagen 25 billion euros, and no end is in sight. But how did it start? In a corrugated iron shack in the forests of West Virginia, discovered by a trio of university students. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]


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 ]