European Union investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW
Jul 25, 2017, 11:43
Germany's Spiegel newspaper reported on a "secret cartel of the German auto makers" on Friday, alleging that Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche colluded in a range of areas including the most cost effective ways to meet emissions standards.
Volkswagen and Daimler have declined to comment since the news broke Friday.
News magazine Der Spiegel dropped the bombshell on Friday, citing a letter it said Volkswagen had written to German antitrust officials last summer in which it admitted to possible anti-competitive behavior.
It could take months, or perhaps even some years for the European Commission to finish its probe into a possible cartel among five German carmakers.
BMW has "categorically rejected" reports that the emissions treatment systems in its vehicles do not work effectively and that it colluded with rivals on designs.
The scandal comes as automakers wrestle with an unprecedented technology shift in the industry, with electronic cars made by Tesla or Toyota finding more buyers and German manufacturers trying to catch up with the battery-powered vehicle trend.
German news magazine Der Spiegel reports today that the country's auto industry "has been discussing the technology, costs, suppliers and even the exhaust gas purification of its diesel vehicles in secret working circles".
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Party divisions extend to impression of higher education
The error attributable to sampling that would be expected at the 95 percent level of confidence is at +/- 2.3 percentage points. This may be why Republicans are increasingly keen to disapprove of colleges, as they see them as bastions of liberal thinking .
The discussions began in the 1990s and involved more than 200 employees in 60 working groups in areas including vehicle development, petrol and diesel motors, brakes and transmissions. However, Der Spiegel reported that the four automakers agreed to use smaller rather than larger tanks in order to cut costs.
Industry analyst Arndt Ellinghorst said that there could be many more fixes to come.
Automakers who intentionally breach or manipulate emissions levels are now subjected to a fine worth up to 10 billion won for each model, according to the law revised in July 2016, a move came on the back of the Volkswagen'semissions scandal.
German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Monday that Daimler AG at least partially withdrew from secret meetings with other carmakers which it deemed problematic with view to competition law.
'All other carmakers will follow and offer improvements to the engine management software'.
In a move to woo customers, German carmaker giant Audi is offering free software upgrade for its diesel cars to improve emissions.
Her nomination, which followed Kovind's, was seen by many as the opposition's attempt to counter Modi's move to woo dalits. In terms of the value of the votes, the Sikkim Assembly has the lowest of seven and Uttar Pradesh the highest of 208.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland challenged the idea that the push was about spending or military readiness. Her new amendment about medical care was approved by the House Rules Committee on Wednesday night.
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And was then quizzed about how the grandparents felt about the birth of Rumi and Sir Carter , Tina opened up. Unlike their big sis Blue Ivy Carter , Beyoncé and Jay-Z's twins, Rumi and Sir , don't have middle names.
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But the appeals court rejected that argument. "Although it will be delayed, we do not expect justice to be denied". Former Speaker Silver is not the first legislative leader to see his corruption conviction overturned on appeal.
The Burundi teens, all of whom have one-year visas, were last seen Tuesday night after the competition concluded, police said. Police said the teens - four males and two females - from the small east African country were reported missing Wednesday.
The Jaguar E-Pace will be offered with three diesel Ingenium engines , ranging from 150PS and 380NM of torque to 240PS and 500Nm. Not since the X-Type has a Jaguar been offered in front-wheel drive, but you can have exactly that (as rumoured) for the E-Pace.
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Eight cops thrashed by army personnel in Kashmir
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Spice maker McCormick buys Reckitt Benckiser's food brands
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IPhone 8 Problems Causing 'Panic' at Apple
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