Berlin demanding costly German recall of 12 million diesel cars

Berlin demanding costly German recall of 12 million diesel cars

0 comments 📅28 June 2017, 23:30

BERLIN – Germany’s Ship Ministry is in talks with car manufacturers about updating the engine management software of up to 12 million diesel vehicles, people free with the talks told Reuters on Monday.

The cost of updating cars could amount to as much as 1.5 billion to 2.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion to $2.8 billion), and the clergywomen is demanding that vehicles with engines conforming to the euro-4, euro-5 and euro-6 standards be ingredient of the recall, government sources said.

The German government has demanded that the auto trade shoulder the costs of the update and is pushing for a solution to be presented before German elections on Sept. 24.

The department is in talks with German auto industry associations VDA and VDIK as well as representatives from neighbourhood p governments to try and cut nitrogen oxide pollution by about 25 percent, the sources said.

The talks show up amid growing opposition to diesel in the wake of an emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen. A handful European cities including Stuttgart and Munich have considered banning some diesel vehicles because of emissions of nitrogen oxides, which are blamed for causing respiratory affliction.

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Reporting by Markus Wacket

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