German Car Cartel Triggers Rat-Out-Race Between Daimler, Volkswagen And BMW

One of the aims of the German car-cartel that became public over the weekend was to avoid “an arms race” of AdBlue tank sizes. Strangely, it turned into a race for who rats out whom first. According to a report in the usually well-informed Sueddeustche Zeitung [German], Daimler was first in coming clean with Germany’s and Europe’s cartel watchdogs, and it could avoid a multi-billion fine. Volkswagen came in second, and could get a 50% rebate on the punishment. BMW, one of the least suspicious in the dieselgate scandal, is kept holding the bag.

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