Renault faces heat, accused of cheating on emission tests for diesel vehicles

Renault has come out strongly to deny charges that it was guilty of any accusations that it cheated in emission tests on its diesel vehicles. This comes after Renault confirmed that it is facing the serious charges but that it wasn't guilty of what it is being accused of.

File photo used for representational purpose. (Bloomberg)
File photo used for representational purpose.

News agency AFP reported that prosecutors have leveled that charge that Renault has cheated on emission tests for diesel cars. But the company issued a statement soon after. "Renault denies having committed any offence and reminds that its vehicles are not equipped with any rigging software for pollution control devices."

Accusations that rigging software have been used to manipulate emission numbers have previously haunted several other car makers , including Volkswagen and Peugeot. While the controversy of past several years has cost Volkswagen around 32 billion euros - in penalties , legal fees etc , Peugeot has been investigated as well.

Renault , however , maintains that it has always adhered to regulations in France and those spelt out across Europe.

Nontheless , the latest charges could result in a hit on Renault image , especially as some of its top officials - present and past - have been accused of falsifying emission data resul

First Published Date: 09 Jun 2021, 09:15 AM IST
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