Mercedes, Opel to face French emissions panel
PARIS (Reuters) -- Mercedes and Opel officers will next week confront a French panel considering the business in the aftermath of the Volkswagen Team emissions scandal.
Renault executives appeared before the panel on Monday after a government probe discovered that a number of its own automobiles had real world NOx emissions much above these recorded in lab evaluations.
The commission was confirmed by France's Power Minister, Segolene Royal, which is now examining 100 auto models from all leading automotive manufacturers to examine on the road emissions with regulatory testbench scores as it searches for any signs of evaluation rigging.
Denis Baupin, a part of French parliament as well as an associate of the panel, stated Mercedes and Opel would confront the panel on Jan. 28.
Preliminary outcomes from authorities evaluations suggested that emissions in the Renault Captur SUV, Espace mini van and an unnamed utility-vehicle surpassed limits, in accordance with a a study in Les Echos paper. The Ford C Max and Mercedes Benz s-class versions examined additionally had emissions substantially higher than legal limitations, while not less than the Renault versions, the newspaper said.
Renault said before this week it is recalling 15,800 Captur SUVs to repair pollution-management systems and will offer voluntary emissions-program upgrades for about 700,000 autos.
Opel has denied reports it is recalling its Zafira with 1.6-liter diesel engines to alter applications to alter the emissions of the mini-van. It stated the version was acquiring something upgrade.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report
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