The emissions fraud scandal engulfing Germany’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen is not the only case in which companies manipulated their diesel engines to fulfil exhaust regulations, Martin Gropp writes for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Also VW’s German competitors Daimler and Opel as well as French manufacturer Renault or US-Italian producer Fiat-Chrysler are currently weathering their own “dieselgate,” Gropp writes. But while investigations of other companies were still in the early stages, VW already underwent “the largest legal battles of all,” he explains. Gropp cites a financial analyst saying that “a second VW-like case” was “unlikely,” since other carmakers stopped short of breaching the law.
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