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Jahreswagen, Autoverkauf, PKW Handel, Gebrauchtwagen, Fahrzeuge, NRW, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Paderborn, Juni 2008, Bild Nr.: N27792

Lies, damned lies, and EU new car sales

Who is driving Europe’s resurrected new car market? Look behind the headline numbers, and you notice that most of the growth goes on account of auto manufacturers and dealers buying their own cars. A third of new cars registered in the EU’s largest market Germany alone is self-registrations by OEMs, and their franchise partners. New […]

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VW scandal: a hint of a terror regime in Wolfsburg

Yesterday, Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO Michael Horn testified in front of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of representatives. Largely unobserved, there were two pivotal moments in that hearing, one causing cold sweat run down the spines of VW managers, the other one dispatching high fives through the whole worldwide Volkswagen organization. These […]

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