Three years after the diesel scandal, Opel, according to Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler and BMW are now in the crosshairs of justice advised: investigators moved in on Monday at the sites in RUESSELSHEIM and Kaiserslautern, to the RAID. It is the beginning suspicion of fraud according to the Prosecutor’s office. The Frankfurt chief Prosecutor Nadja Niesen said that 95.000 vehicles with the Euro 6 emissions standard.
Opel, part of the French PSA group, countered: “The company confirms that its vehicles comply with the applicable regulations.” To could not Details of the ongoing process to manifest itself at the present time. “The company is cooperating fully with the authorities.” PSA is not expressed.
chief Prosecutor Sneezing also said that the investigations were related to a criminal display of the force travel Federal office (KBA) in Flensburg, which had already been at the end of April. It is a matter of Euro-6 models of Zafira, Cascada and Insignia. Currently, it is directed against persons Unknown, not against certain Responsible. The evaluation will now “take a while”. According to the “Bild”-Zeitung”, the first reported from the RAID, were built, the affected vehicles in the years 2012, 2014 and 2017.
in the summer, there had been media reports that the authorities had against Opel tampering is suspected and the rüsselsheim automaker under pressure to act. The KBA have found evidence that Opel shutdown on some vehicles the exhaust gas treatment is not technically explainable reasons during travel completely, wrote at the time “image on Sunday”.
The suspect’s car had exceeded the limit values for nitrogen oxides by more than ten-fold, it said in the report, in the world’s 60,000 vehicles. The Federal Ministry of transport, the KBA, then explained that there is an “official hearing” because of three Opel models with Euro-6 standard. The car maker stressed at the time of his voluntary actions.
In the case of Audi, the investigators are in March 2017 a number of times to search moved. Daimler was pursuing in may of last year, the target of a nationwide RAID by the Stuttgart Prosecutor’s office, the suspected fraud with manipulated exhaust gas aftertreatment. In the case of BMW, the investigators were in March 2018 in front of the door.
rolling the affair was to come in 2015, when VW had to admit to pressure from the authorities in the United States, eleven million diesel a fraud vehicles in the world to have the software installed.