The Path Out of the Lockdown German Carmakers Prepare To Ramp Up Production

German carmakers are going to have to open up their factories and car dealerships again soon – otherwise they could face a widespread collapse. And that would be disastrous for the German economy.
An assembly line for painting cars at a Volkswagen plant in Russia: The company has a 100-point plan for fighting the pandemic.

An assembly line for painting cars at a Volkswagen plant in Russia: The company has a 100-point plan for fighting the pandemic.

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DER SPIEGEL 16/2020
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Daimler head Ola Källenius

Daimler head Ola Källenius

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Continental CEO Degenhart

Continental CEO Degenhart

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BMW CEO Oliver Zipse

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse

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