It is clear that Germany needs to discuss a new framework for mobility as well as individual transport habits, going far beyond a sound strategy to cope with ‚Dieselgate‘. The Diesel controversy which mostly runs along regional lines, serves as a catalyst where environmental and industrial interests clash. It is dividing metropolitan mayors, Bundesländer and the Federal Ministry of Economy. Disagreements are not determined by party divisions, e.g. opinions of some Green politicians coincide with those of Conservatives and LibDems. Questions about how to transform the sector are increasing.