About Bertel Schmitt

After a 40 year hiatus, spent doing propaganda in the automotive industry around the world, Bertel returns as a journalist and to the roots of his initials. His wife is a late model Japanese Import.

Friday morning car news roundup, July 21, 2017

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Thursday morning car news roundup, July 20, 2017

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Wednesday morning car news roundup, July 19, 2017

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Tuesday morning car news roundup, July 18, 2017

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Monday morning car news roundup, July 17, 2017

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Friday morning car news roundup, July 14, 2017

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More Than A Million Mercedes Diesel Cars Could Lose Their Type Approval, Court Said

Western Europe’s diesel car share “has continued its seemingly unwavering downhill slide,” the exclusive AID newsletter told its industry customers. In the course of one year, the diesel take rate dropped from 54.7% in France to 48.2%, and in Germany from 46.3% to 40.4%. Threatened by lock-outs from Europe’s inner cities, new car buyers seek the relative safety of gasoline cars. Prices of used diesel cars are dropping, writes Germany’s Welt. New developments could turn the diesel-flight into a stampede: A German court said that more than a million of Mercedes-Benz diesel cars could lose their type approval, and would be illegal to drive if Daimler AG is found guilty of using illegal defeat devices.

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Thursday morning car news roundup, July 13, 2017

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