Anear Volkswagen (VW), Renault may have to answer before the law of alleged irregularities in the cleanup of its engines diesel, as the first group is a French car has contested on Wednesday.
The ministry of Economics announced this week that the Directorate-general for competition, consumption and repression of fraud (DGCCRF) had decided to transmit to the public prosecutor of Nanterre, the findings of its investigation on pollutant emissions of diesel vehicles of the company. Several shortcomings have been recognized.
source close to Bercy, this administrative investigation is continuing beyond the case of Renault. In total, a dozen manufacturers are concerned.
Bercy states that following this report, “it was now up to the Justice to give the suites as it deems necessary to the alleged breaches”.
Renault denies the charges
The automotive group, saying to take note of this decision, has also emphasized that it was now “the prosecutor of the Republic” that it was “in appropriate cases, decide the action to be taken”.
“Renault vehicles have all and always been approved pursuant to the act and the regulations. They are compliant with the standards in force” and “are not equipped with software of fraud to devices for clean-up,” assured the group.
The case stems from a scandal-management programs, diesel engine-fixing by Volkswagen to make the switch to less polluting than they were unveiled in September 2015 in the United States.