Klaus Frohlich, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG and responsible for development, spoke in unusually clear terms about the diesel scandal and its effects on the automotive industry in general. The whole industry is now struggling with the fact that individuals have not behaved correctly – the damage affects everyone, including car manufacturers such as BMW who are not involved in illegal activities. Frohlich not only criticizes the misconduct, but also expressly emphasizes the BMW Group’s compliance with the law. In some cases, Frohlich describes the measures adopted as a result of the diesel scandal as irrational.
In his further remarks, the Development Board underlines that BMW is well positioned despite the damage from the diesel scandal through no fault of its own. He sees the company in a particularly good position in the area of electromobility and, with a view to future electric cars based on mass-produced vehicles, gives the competition a clear swipe: “while BMW i is igniting the second stage, competitors are still investing in solitary platforms. ”
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