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BERLIN | German government urges automakers to pay diesel upgrades

BERLIN — The German government is calling on automakers to pay for upgrades to diesel vehicles with excessively high emissions, as part of a deal to avert driving bans next year. A spokesman for the environment ministry said Friday that the government “can’t tolerate this refusal” by German automakers to shoulder the cost of fixing … Continue reading BERLIN | German government urges automakers to pay diesel upgrades

BERLIN | German government agrees to plan to cut diesel pollution

BERLIN— The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades. The issue is complicated politically in a country in love with its cars and where diesels are favored by commuters and small businesses for their generally better efficiency and lower fuel … Continue reading BERLIN | German government agrees to plan to cut diesel pollution

BERLIN | Prosecutor: VW responsible as a whole for diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say that automaker Volkswagen as a whole is responsible for the 2015 diesel emissions cheating scandal, a day after the company said it would accept a one-billion euro fine (1.18 billion dollars). Braunschweig senior prosecutor Klaus Ziehe said Thursday his investigation concluded the company failed to properly oversee its engine … Continue reading BERLIN | Prosecutor: VW responsible as a whole for diesel scandal