Date: 6 months ago   Category: Auto

To Opel there went searches in connection with diesel scandal


Manipulations with the level of exhaust gases could affect the software on 95 thousand Opel cars of the Insignia, Zafira and Cascada models. In office premises of the German carmaker Opel in Russelkhaym and Kaiserslautern there passed searches in connection with suspicion of manipulations with the level of exhaust gases. The online version of the Bild newspaper on Monday, October 15 reports about it, with reference to the senior prosecutor of Frankfurt am Main Nadia Nizen. According to her, the concern is suspected of sale of diesel cars with the manipulated software. According to Bild, it is, presumably, about 95 thousand cars of the Insignia, Zafira and Cascada models which are released in 2012, 2014 and 2017. Department on criminal cases of the State of Hesse and Opel confirmed carrying out searches, without having disclosed details. The concern also assured that it in full cooperates with the investigation, and its cars correspond to requirements in force. In 2015 U.S. authorities found out that the German concern Volkswagen consciously underestimated data on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of diesel engines. In sight of the law enforcement agencies of Germany investigating this scandal there are already former and current heads of VW and its Audi and Porsche subsidiaries. Earlier it was reported that the European Commission will expand investigation concerning the German carmakers. Source: Russian service DW

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