German carmakers made the top news this week on Gas2, with two separate issues catching the interest of our readers. Many were amazed to hear that the U.S. President threatened to halt German carmakers’ products in the U.S., and Trump’s understanding of basic international trade principles came under fire. An investigation into Daimler’s possible corruption of vehicle emission standards caused our readers to voice concerns. In another carmaker story that spurred our readers to comment, Subaru announced it would finally enter the EV market, acknowledging that international demand may have exceeded the company’s initial forecasts.
Closer to home, with the reality of climate change hitting most people in the U.S., controversies about U.S. carmakers continued. Ford’s Mark Fields’ reluctance to expand beyond combustion engines caused his ouster as CEO this week, albeit with a hefty separation package. Hydrogen alternatives generated tremendous debate, too, among our readers.
Here are those stories and more on this edition of “Gas2 Week in Review.”