Renault Head Office Raided in Alleged Connection to Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

by SpeedLux

Recently, police raided Renault‘s head office in France to inspect the equipment made use of at its factories. The CGT Renault union suggested in a declaration that the raids are in link to the Volkswagen emissions scandal, which the cops were targeting engine control units.

Throughout the raids that occurred at Renault’s headquarters as well as 2 of the company’s technological centers, several computers coming from company directors were taken. The car manufacturer said in a statement that the raids belong to “added on-site and also material investigations, in order to definitively confirm the initial findings arising from the analysis of the independent technical commission”.

Renault also claimed that before the raids, the UTAC (French Homologation Authority mandated by the Ministry) was currently examining its lineup of vehicles prior to the New Year. The car manufacturer has full confidence that its cars will certainly pass the extra assessments, as it currently has the support of the French Agency for Energy and also Climate (DGEC).

When the preliminary emissions scandal broke in 2014, Renault was among the automakers that recommended more stricter screening treatments. Although Renault continues to react positively, customers are getting tired, and also stocks fell by 20 percent as reports of the raids started to surface.

A spokesperson for Renault launched a declaration saying, “We invite all those legislations as well as framework in markets we run in, we don’t have defeat tools in any one of our cars and we welcome the renovations that are recommended in Europe for the NEDC [New European Driving Cycle] side of it.”

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