News Digest Item
13 Jul 2017

“Serious emissions allegations against Daimler“

Süddeutsche Zeitung

German carmaker Daimler is accused of having sold more than one million cars with excess emissions for almost a decade, according to a recent search warrant, reports Süddeutsche Zeitung. The company might have used defeat devices in certain motor models to prevent engines’ emissions control systems from working properly under real world conditions. As a result, the actual emission levels would be higher than in test situations, in which defeat devices are inactive.

Read the article in German here and a Reuters article on the topic in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world and the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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