Ger­many: Of­fi­cials Find De­feat De­vices in Daim­ler Ve­hi­cles

Diesel World - - News -

A bombshell de­vel­op­ment in the lat­est po­ten­tial diesel emis­sions scan­dal in­volv­ing Ger­man man­u­fac­turer Daim­ler came to light on Sun­day by way of the Bild am Son­ntag (Bams) news­pa­per in Ber­lin. The news­pa­per’s re­port stated that Ger­many’s road ve­hi­cle author­ity (KBA) has dis­cov­ered five il­le­gal switch-off type de­vices in Daim­ler diesel en­gines. The re­port also re­vealed that at least one KBA author­ity be­lieves the sus­pected emis­sions con­trol de­feat de­vices were likely be­ing used in most of Daim­ler’s new Euro 6 diesel ve­hi­cle fleet—to­tal­ing some­where in the realm of one mil­lion cars.

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