France rejects it omitted elements in Renault emissions report

by SpeedLux
Renault MVP

France’s Environment Ministry on Wednesday refused it had left out crucial elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on automobile contamination it commissioned after the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2015.

The Financial Times reported on August 22 that 3 members of the French commission stated the report did not consist of complete details of their findings, consisting of some disparities in Renault’s Captur design cars.

The members likewise suggested the government might have been soft on Renault because of its 19.73% percent stake in the automaker.

Renault’s shares opened more than 3 percent lower on Monday following the FT story. The shares completed 0.29 percent up on Wednesday.

“The ministry wants to officially reject Financial Times’ affirmations in the story on the commission’s report on car emissions,” it said in a statement.

“France is the only nation that has actually set up an open and independent commission following discoveries in the Volkswagen case, and tested all vehicle brand names in the French market,” it said.

The statement stated the ministry released results of all 86 cars that have actually been evaluated, and the state body in charge of competitors, consumer affairs and fraud (DGCCRF) has released an investigation into all anomalies detected throughout the tests.

Renault restated on Wednesday that it strictly adhered to policies and its automobiles were not equipped with emissions falsifying software application. It added it had sent all necessary technical explanations to the French commission and other authorities performing comparable investigations.

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