The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) has calculated the damages caused by fraud with emissions or dieselgate. This was stated by the head of the department Eric Schweitzer.
The consequences of dieselgate do not end with the departure of someone from the company’s leaders. This event directly affected the German economy, not only the car industry suffered, but also the medium and small business in the country.
“Diesel cars have fallen in price and are idle, which can not but affect the representatives of small and medium-sized businesses,” Schweitzer said in an interview with a German newspaper. – To date, the amount of losses associated with the diesel scandal is about 500 thousand euros.
He also adds that confidence in the diesel car market can still be brought back, but this will require a thorough investigation. And it must be done immediately.
In the court for questioning, the former Volkswagen top manager Martin Winterkorn was already summoned. And yesterday it became known that the Prosecutor’s Office suspects Rupert Stadler, the head of Audi, which is a division of Volkswagen, of fraud. Obviously, the investigation is already under way.
In addition, the head of the German Ministry of Transport earlier announced the recall of Daimler by 774 000 Mercedes diesel cars from Europe.
Yesterday the Munich prosecutor’s office announced the initiation of a criminal case against Rupert Schtadler. In addition to fraud, he is suspected of an indirect tax.