The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at the backlash all automakers are facing in the aftermath of the Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions scandal.
Ever since VW Group admitted to cheating pollution tests on an unprecedented scale, Europe’s auto industry has scurried to contain the reputational fallout from the public health risk from nitrogen oxide emissions and to deflect criticism from diesels, which are considered critical to meeting CO2 reduction targets.
“The problem created by Volkswagen has had a huge impact on the credibility of the automotive industry as a whole,” PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares said.
A cloud of suspicion has descended on the industry that has left automakers struggling to shape the public debate. More red tape, stricter testing regimens and greater scrutiny as a result of the VW Group’s fraud are only the beginning.