BMW and the Volkswagen Group have been fined €875.2 million (£752.2m) by the European Commission after forming a cartel with Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler to limit the potential of emissions reducing technology.
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has called for a “targeted and consistent approach” to addressing urban air quality and the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) following Bristol City Council’s decision to ban diesel vehicles from its streets.
Brexit, a global slowdown and confusion over the future of diesel vehicles have combined to create a crisis of consumer confidence which may have driven 2.4 million motorists away from a new car purchase.
Volkswagen and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn are being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the alleged defrauding of investors through the dieselgate emissions scandal.
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