Mon. Jun 17th, 2019

EU accuses BMW, Daimler, and VW of collusion on emissions tech

EU accuses BMW, Daimler, and VW of collusion on emissions tech

The European Commission has formally accused BMW, VW, and Daimler of colluding to impede the rollout of emissions limiting technology. These companies, whose car brands include Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW, are said to have limited and delayed the use of tech that would have reduced the emissions of diesel and petrol cars.

The Statement of Objections issued today comes a year and a half after EU authorities first raided the offices of the three companies over reports of possible collusion. Earlier that year, Der Spiegel alleged that the German automakers met in secret working groups going back to the 1990s which attempted to collude on diesel emissions. Last year, the commission announced it was opening an in-depth…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/5/18296540/european-commission-emissions-scandal-collusion-bmw-daimler-vw-diesel-petrol

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