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.

Tuesday morning car news roundup, March 28, 2017

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Monday morning car news roundup, March 27, 2017

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Close Confidante Gets VW CEO In New Dieselgate Trouble

When former Porsche chief Matthias Müller took over as CEO of Volkswagen from disgraced Martin Winterkorn, the jovial Bavarian was welcomed as a new start for Volkswagen. Now, the past has caught up with him. A close confidante and engine computer specialist, supposedly dispatched by Müller to get to the bottom of the dieselgate morass, was involved in the defeat device development from the early get-go, documents cited by Germany’s BILD [German, paywall] suggest. Meanwhile, the only VW top executive indicted in the U.S. sued the Volkswagen at home for an unpaid $1.5 million performance bonus, while Volkswagen fired the law firm it hired to “relentlessly” investigate its emissions scandal.

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Friday morning car news roundup, March 24, 2017

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Thursday morning car news roundup, March 23, 2017

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Wednesday morning car news roundup, March 22, 2017

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What’s Going To Happen At Mitsubishi Motors? Ask The Man.

Imagine you are handed a car guy’s dream job. You will be responsible for the complete product range of a big global automaker with a hundred-year long history. Like many automakers, this one had its scandals, and it was in financial doo-doo a few times. Infused with fresh capital and technology, the company is good to go. Your job starts in two weeks. What will you do?

This is what I ask Vincent Cobee.

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Tuesday morning car news roundup, March 21, 2017

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