EU probes into emission collusion
EU antitrust regulators are investigating whether BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to restrict the rollout of clean emission technology. Any wrongdoings detected by the probe could lead to hefty fines for the German car-makers. The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation last month into the matter. The EU has said that the "circle of five" - BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group's Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche - held meetings where they may have colluded to limit the development and roll-out of certain emission control systems for cars sold in Europe.