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The Future of the Diesel is…

Many Newspapers report (Article in German):

“Nach meinen Informationen ist nicht eine einzige Typenzulassung für Euro-6d-Fahrzeuge beim Kraftfahrtbundesamt beantragt worden”, sagte der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Grünen-Bundestagsfraktion, Oliver Krischer. “Die Automanager reden von nichts anderem, als von diesen Euro-6d-Fahrzeugen. Aber man kann sie nicht kaufen, nirgendwo”, so Krischer.

Since September, there have been no recorded type registrations of Euro-6d cars. These would be the first Diesel cars that stay within the NOx limits not only in a lab, but also under real conditions. They cannot be bought, anywhere.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen Dealerships are suing Volkswagen:

According to Der Spiegel, the lawsuits are for up to 3k EUR per car, for value loss in the wake of the scandal and the huge amount of time to be put into each car for updates and the legal proceedings against their customers:

Die Händler fordern Schadensersatz für den Preisverfall von Dieselfahrzeugen – nach Verbandsangaben bis zu 3000 Euro pro Auto – sowie für den hohen Zeitaufwand, den die Händler mit prozessierenden Kunden haben.

Elsewhere, Diesel-Hate borders on the hysteric. An article in The Guardian reports various Union motions and lawsuits that conflate carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, NOx and fine particulates. While it is medically undisputed that exposure to exhaust fumes in general is unhealthy, the different causes and their chemistry make the legal situation complicated.

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