EU alleges German automakers of colluding to delay clean air technology

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Germany’s automakers have been alleged by the European Union of collusion in holding back technology to decrease harmful emissions from vehicles. The European Commission stated Friday that Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler broke antitrust regulations by acting together to postpone the introduction of two emissions cleaning systems between 2006 and 2014. Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s top […]

EU to issue official complaints to automakers over emissions collusion

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The European anti-trust watchdog prepares to send official complaints to BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen this spring, in which the EU regulator will make informative allegations about collusion on emissions of diesel engines, Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday. In a so-called “Statement of Objections” the EU is anticipated to discuss its allegations, which may result in fines […]

European Union executive conditionally approves Daimler and BMW car-sharing deal

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The European Union’s competition authority stated on Wednesday it had accepted the plan of German automakers Daimler and BMW to combine their car-sharing businesses, subject to conditions. Under the deal, which consists car-sharing units Car2Go and DriveNow along with ride-hailing, parking and charging services, Daimler and BMW will both hold 50 percent stakes in a […]

Volkswagen yet to assure emission fix does not impair cars, says EU

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European consumer officials criticized Volkswagen on Tuesday for no guarantee that repairs after the Dieselgate scandal would not impact cars’ performance. EU officials have asked the automaker to do more to compensate European consumers after it admitted to U.S. regulators in September 2015 that it had cheated on emissions tests there utilizing software installed in […]

EU raids Daimler and Volkswagen, further expands cartel inquiry

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European Union and German antitrust authorities investigated the offices of Daimler and Volkswagen on Monday, expanding an inquiry into supposed collusion. The EU competition watchdog stated in July that it was investigating numerous German automakers on suspicion they had conspired to fix costs in diesel and other technologies over several years. Daimler suddenly revealed on […]

EU plans more legal action against countries regarding emissions cheating

The European Union prepares for more legal action against governments that couldn’t investigate emissions test cheating by automakers following the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, a top official stated. In a bid to avoid a rerun of the Volkswagen scandal, the European Commission has proposed an overhaul of rules on how vehicles are certified and evaluated throughout […]