Thursday 10 June 2021
Paris – (dpa):
France has launched a judicial investigation into the car maker Peugeot into the Diesel Jet scandal, based on allegations of forgery that caused harm to humans and animals, sources told the German News Agency on Thursday.
Stylantis, which is the parent company of Peugeot, said investigations are also underway against the two subsidiaries, Citroen and Fiat Chrysler.
The Diesel Jet scandal was sparked by revelations in 2015 that Volkswagen, Europe’s largest car maker, had falsified emissions levels from millions of its diesel cars.
After Volkswagen’s tampering with nitrogen oxide in diesel engines was exposed in the United States in 2015, there were lawsuits around the world that expanded to include other car manufacturers.
Stellantis denied the accusations, saying that “the companies strongly believe that their emissions control systems have met all requirements applicable at the relevant times and continue to do so.”
Stellantis identified the case as being related to the sale of diesel cars between 2009 and 2015.
It is noteworthy that investigations into those cars have been underway for years, affecting several companies.
Earlier this week, France launched an investigation into Volkswagen and Renault.