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Car industry must work hard to rebuild trust - Merkel

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 01:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the country's car industry must rebuild trust after the emissions scandal. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Chancellor Angela Merkel called on the German car industry to clean up its act for the sake of its employees and the wider economy as she opened the Frankfurt motor show on Thursday (September 14), pointing to threats on the horizon to the combustion engine. Merkel noted that the Volkswagen emissions scandal had broken just after she opened the car show two years ago, adding that the industry faced many challenges, such as suggestions that China might eventually ban combustion engines. But she predicted that conventionally powered cars would still be needed for decades as demand was booming in many parts of the world.

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Car industry must work hard to rebuild trust - Merkel

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 01:04