Far from going away the VW emissions scandal rumbles on. To recap, some VW engines were programmed to favourably control their emissions when these engines sensed they were subject to test.
As I reported recently, there is a move of some major tyre markets here in Europe to protect their routes to market by buying up wholesalers, in military terms a strategy that can best be described as ‘cutting them off at the pass’, effective but hardly original.
News that Double Star, China’s mid-ranking tyre manufacturer on the world scale is to partner with Europe’s relative new boy Zenises in a new European joint-venture.
In what is being portrayed a sign of hope for retreading the European Commission has proposed a change of emphasis in the way it approaches anti-dumping and unfair subsidy rules. The Commission is proposing a new way of assessing dumping on imports from countries where ‘for example’ there is known clear over capacity.