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Low point reached: pwc expects revival on europe’s auto market

Low point reached: pwc expects revival on europe's auto market

Pwc believes that germany can grow as a production location – even though german carmakers have been allowed to expand their production in asia much more vigorously than at home.

After many years of decline, around 12.1 million new cars will be registered in europe (EU, EFTA) this year, according to forecasts. 2019 sales to rise to 14.9 million vehicles, according to study. In the USA, he will increase from 15.4 to 16.7 million in the same period.

"The automotive markets of the western industrialized nations are largely saturated," kuhnert stressed. "The growth rates we are forecasting are primarily the result of a high replacement demand – especially in europe, car owners have been postponing a major new purchase due to the economic crisis."

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Series of accidents and traffic jams on the a9 in upper franconia: accident involving six vehicles and three people injured

series of accidents and traffic jams on the a9 in upper franconia: accident involving six vehicles and three people injured

On friday afternoon, an accident with six vehicles involved occurred shortly after the plech exit of the A9 in the bayreuth district. Upper franconia police report on sunday.

A 45-year-old female driver had to brake due to heavy traffic. A 31-year-old woman driver recognized the situation too late and crashed into the BMW of the 45-year-old woman.

Both vehicles came to a halt in the left lane with total damage. A VW T5 braked and stopped behind the crashed vehicles. A 29-year-old BMW driver crashed into this T5. A van drove into the stationary BMW, which was then hit by a 26-year-old opel driver.

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Nitrogen oxide levels too high in 57 cities in 2018

nitrogen oxide levels too high in 57 cities in 2018

Air pollution from diesel exhaust was still too high in 57 german cities in 2018, despite further improvements.

The EU limit value for harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) was thus exceeded in eight cities less than in the previous year with 65 cities, according to the federal environment agency (UBA).

In 2016, there had been 90 cities. The trend is moving in the right direction, said president maria krautzberger. However, the previous measures for clean air were not sufficient. Environmentalists also called for further retrofitting of old diesels.