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Auto Shows DieselGate: Why is Renault indicted for "deception"?

22:55  08 june  2021
22:55  08 june  2021 Source:   liberation.fr

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Dans une aire de stockage de véhicule Renault à Ahmedabad, en 2013. © Amit Dave in a Renault vehicle storage area in Ahmedabad, in 2013.

Renault was indicted in France in the survey of anti-pollution control fraud of the old generations of diesel engines, announced The manufacturer on Tuesday. Justice of the European Union had opened the end of 2020 to prosecution in France against automakers involved in the scandal of "dieselgate" , confirming the illegality of a Volkswagen software suspected of deceiving Antipollution controls.

What is the "deception" reproached in Renault, which challenged Tuesday "have committed the slightest offense" and emphasized that "its vehicles are not equipped with fraud software for depollution devices"? In March 2017 Liberation published a document overwhelming the French car manufacturer. This was a report (PV) written by the General Directorate of Competition, Consumption and Fraud Suppression (DGCCRF) in November 2016, after several weeks of investigation. It highlighted Renault's behavior in polluting emissions and was severely laid down: "Renault SAS has deceived consumers on the controls carried out and in particular the regulatory control of pollutant emission certification. [...]. The company has used a strategy aimed at distorting the results of the antipollution tests. " When reading this document a question arises: Did Renault change the performance of its engines so that they respect anti-pollution standards ... only during the certification tests? With this indicting the manufacturer the investigators intend to grow further their investigation. In the meantime Renault will have to deposit a bond of 20 million euros, of which 18 million euros for the possible payment of damages and fines, and give a bank guarantee of an amount of 60 million euros to compensate any Prejudice, specified the manufacturer in a statement.

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The ex-pattern of Renault, Carlos Ghosn, had been questioned as a witness at the end of May in Beirut by French magistrates responsible for investigating fraud on anti-pollution control at Renault, according to a Lebanese judicial source and French sources close to the file. .

Carlos Ghosn, which has not been auditioned for any inculpation, had been heavily involved in question in November 2016 in the initial report of the repression of fraud (DGCCRF) having led to the opening of judicial information against Renault for "Deception on substantial qualities and controls performed".

the scandal, which gave rise to legal actions in many countries, has already cost 30 billion euros in Volkswagen, largely in the United States where the group pleaded guilty of fraud in 2017 . Volkswagen had recognized in the fall of 2015 have equipped 11 million diesel vehicles with software capable of concealing emissions sometimes exceeding up to 40 times the authorized standards.

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