The people of Germany are losing confidence in the German car industry – a survey

More than half (53%) of people in Germany no longer trust the German automakers. This is evidenced by a poll conducted for the newspaper Bild am Sonntag Institute for public opinion research Emnid.

Only five percent of respondents believe companies Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and others are trustworthy, while 39% of respondents think they are “more or less trustworthy”, and 3% are undecided with his opinion or did not answer this question.

Three quarters of respondents would want the Federal government more rigidly reacted to the violation of the manufacturers of its obligations and rules.

At the same time, the question of the practical transition of Germany to electric vehicles, the vast majority of respondents declared their unwillingness that the government has identified a clear timeline for the ban of sale of petrol and diesel engines.

Against this policy was made by 79% of respondents, and support for this idea was found in only 24% of respondents. The poll Emnid was attended by 500 people.


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Earlier in July, France and Britain announced plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel engines with 2040.

The Federal Minister of transport of Germany Alexander Dobrindt in an interview with Bild am Sonntag said that the fall in trust to the German automakers threatened to damage the image of the trademark “Made in Germany”.

According to him, the automotive industry bears a huge responsibility to correct mistakes and to restore confidence.

Recall that in Europe broke new diesel scandal – the shares of the three largest German carmakers fell after the German publication Der Spiegel published an investigation about the machinations of the largest manufacturers of Germany with harmful emissions from their diesel engines.

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