Germany’s bumpy ride to ‘diesel summit’


Slow shutter speed photo shows a Porsche Cayenne SUV on display in Dresden Porsche center, Germany, 28 July 2017.

Germany’s bumpy ride to ‘diesel summit’

Germany is gearing up to host an international debate on the future of diesel engines. The “national diesel forum” is scheduled to open in Berlin on August 2.

Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt will lead a summit packed with carmakers active in Germany, including VW with its Audi and Porsche subsidiaries, Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, BMW, Opel and Ford, whose European HQ is in Cologne.

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