French authorities ordered Renault to pay bail of 20 million euros and a bank guarantee of 60 million euros to cover potential damages and fines, the company confirmed after discovering that the company had been accused of providing inaccurate data. Diesel vehicle emissions.
According to a report by Automotive News Europe, Renault said in a statement that it did not equip its cars with deceptive software and that it fully complied with relevant French and European standards. This was also emphasized because immediately a parallel emerged between the investigation against them and the infamous Volkswagen Diesel Gateway case.
The authorities have so far investigated engines installed in cars manufactured between 2009-11 and 2013-2017, although the process is still too early in the process that other resources can be examined later.
According to Renault’s development director Gilles Le Burgen, the technological limitations of the nitric oxide trap used in these engines are well known, they only work optimally at low ground speeds. “The limitations of emissions control systems were closely related to the safety of our customers and the chemical and physical limitations inherent in the technology,” he added.
In addition to Renault, French authorities also examined the activities of Volkswagen, PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler.
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