German car industry under EU cartel investigation - Fishermans Bend

This just keeps on running. Won't stop people buying German cars, even though it should.

www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/german-car-ind...n

German car industry under EU cartel investigation - RobJP

Currently, an accusation has been made. You are equating that with guilt.

I'm glad you aren't sitting on the bench ...

German car industry under EU cartel investigation - Stanb Sevento

It has been the elephant in the room this since the VAG emissions story broke. It's a perfectly plausible idea that they were all in it together. What made me suspicious was the lack of any other car makers attempts to capitalise on VAG's weakness, they just got all defensive saying we have not broken any laws which was exactly what VAG were saying. None were saying come buy our cars because they are clean. It could well involve more than the German makes, French, Italian and Japanese makes seem to be doing very similar things. There are a vast number of firmware updates going on under the radar. I would not be at all surprised if the UK governments reluctance to actually do anything is their attempt to protect our own domestic car makers from the same fate as VAG.

Edited by Stanb Sevento on 23/07/2017 at 00:25

German car industry under EU cartel investigation - RT

It has been the elephant in the room this since the VAG emissions story broke. It's a perfectly plausible idea that they were all in it together. What made me suspicious was the lack of any other car makers attempts to capitalise on VAG's weakness, they just got all defensive saying we have not broken any laws which was exactly what VAG were saying. None were saying come buy our cars because they are clean. It could well involve more than the German makes, French, Italian and Japanese makes seem to be doing very similar things. There are a vast number of firmware updates going on under the radar. I would not be at all surprised if the UK governments reluctance to actually do anything is their attempt to protect our own domestic car makers from the same fate as VAG.

All we're seeing is different responses to them all getting caught - Opel/Vauxhall seemed to grasp the issue first and changed the spec for those affected and offered retro-fixes - but from where I am, with a VW, I can't name a brand that's beyond reproach for their diesel emissions - the cynic in me would suggest that any brand not yet accussed simply hasn't been found out yet!

German car industry under EU cartel investigation - pd

VAG have a bit of a record on slightly iffy dealings. In the past they'd have just bought some hookers and a couple of kilos of Viagra and made the problem go away.

German car industry under EU cartel investigation - Brit_in_Germany

Strange - the German papers report that the cartel investigation is into meetings held to exchange pricing information for components from suppliers.

German car industry under EU cartel investigation - madf

Strange - the German papers report that the cartel investigation is into meetings held to exchange pricing information for components from suppliers.

A "go stright to jail" offence for Directors of US companies..

I mean that seriously When I worked for a US subsiidary in the UK the CEO of the International Division who came across from the US - and was an American - specifically stated that discussions with opponents on pricing or attempts to rig markets were absolutely verboten and an immediate firing offence and insisted that statement was included verbatim in The Board Minutes...

 

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