NOT SO GREEN  |  Decades of Collusion

By Steven Keeler | Jul 26, 2017


According to the Spiegel report, the five German car brands met starting in the 1990s to coordinate activities related to their vehicle technology, costs, suppliers and strategy as well as emissions controls in diesel engines. The discussions involved more than 200 employees in 60 working groups in areas including auto development, gasoline and diesel motors, brakes and transmissions. Talks may have also involved the size of tanks for AdBlue fluid for diesel autos, the magazine reported, which is at the heart of the emissions case.



The pundits were touting German engineering for figuring out clean diesel and implying that American automakers were not smart enough to figure out this breakthrough.

Of course the secret was to cheat on the emissions test.



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