News Digest Item
14 Jul 2017

DUH ready to file lawsuit against Daimler

Environmental Action Germany

In light of the latest accusations against German carmaker Daimler of having equipped its vehicles with manipulation software for emissions tests, environment and consumer protection organisation Environmental Action Germany (DUH) is ready to file a lawsuit to withdraw the Daimler cars’ operating permit, DUH said in a press release. DUH estimates that “significantly more” than one million Daimler diesel cars could be equipped with the illegal switch-off devices that ensure emission limits are only met on the test stand.  DUH head Jürgen Resch said it was “not enough” if transport minister Alexander Dobrindt “invites automotive industry representatives for a chat.” The ministry has to act on the allegations “or the DUH will take legal action.”

Find the press release in German here.

For more information, read the CLEW factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world.

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