“Only artisans or suppliers may be submitted to breathe a sigh of relief”

“Schwäbische Zeitung” (Ravensburg): in good time before the end of the year, the Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) has the technical requirements for the retrofitting of older Diesel engines with modern exhaust gas cleaners. The Minister sees his task in the fight against driving bans as done. However, the glossy window dressing and is not fraud in the never-ending story to the Exhaust gas, nitrogen oxides, and driving bans be of real benefit – neither the environment nor the car drivers. Only craftsmen or suppliers can breathe a sigh of relief, it should actually be the middle of 2019 first approved retrofit systems. Because for them, the Federal government assumes the costs associated with them. Millions of private owners of older Diesel models, the Federal government continues to stand in the rain. You would have to pay according to the current state of things, even for a modern cat.

“Change the car, not bosses your course, hold at the end of your own nail in the coffin”

“Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung” (Heidelberg): is Conceivable deals would be the alternative: to Convert or significantly cheaper neukaufen. Both, but at the expense of the manufacturers and not the taxpayer or the already injured clients. Moreover, also for the interest of the industry is on the customers. The previous mixture of a Cheat software, and Denial leads directly to the city centre driving restrictions, starting next year. Change the car not the bosses your course, then you hold at the end of the nail in the coffin of the industry.

“What’s that supposed to come out with such a mess?”

“Märkische or newspaper”: After a long Back-and-Forth, only two companies remained, Daimler and Volkswagen, the money for the Hardware upgrade, which could reduce emissions substantially, ‘want to shoot in problem regions’. However, no guarantee can be provided that the Whole works really. How absurd all this is, shows VW: the epicenter of The diesel scandal, has declared that it is willing to pay up to 3000 Euro per retrofit, but warned on Friday against Euro5 diesel will actually convert. The risks are too great. What should come out of such a mess?

“The key questions are solved, this is not”

“Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”: is Much to long tried to prevent Hardware retrofits. If the coalition government gets to feel 2019, the anger of hundreds of thousands of Diesel owners who feel duped, then to the right. Like the Minister of transport Scheuer have finally presented the Standards for the technology: The crucial issues are solved. The financing is unclear. And there is still no solution, who is liable in the end, when after the retrofit, the performance of the vehicle is reduced, the fuel consumption rises or technical problems occur.

“car makers are the center of the problem, part of the solution, you do not want to be”

“Westfälische Nachrichten” (Münster): The success message to a non-starter. The Minister had not yet finished speaking, since parted VW in-between: “Volkswagen sees the conversion is critical, and advises its customers of a Hardware upgrade.” Other manufacturers and the powerful Association VDA jumped to the world group immediately to the side. The author of the cheat put-Software and triggers the diesel crisis, the conditions quickly: The car manufacturers are the center of the problem, part of the solution, don’t you want to be. The policy is in its inconsistency of it idly.

In the FOCUS Online/Glomex Auto expert shows with a Christmas tree-comparison of the absurdity of the Diesel-Chaos sleigh/dpa/AFP

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