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Paris: French carmaker Peugeot has joined rivals Renault and Volkswagen after the French judiciary charged it with “fraud” as part of the Diesel Gate investigation, a scandal over pollution tests for old diesel engines, according to what it announced. The “Stellantis” group that owns the company and a judicial source on Wednesday.
“Automobile Peugeot SA, which is 100% owned by Stelantis NV, has been indicted today by investigative judges for alleged misrepresentation in relation to the sale of Euro 5 diesel cars in France between 2009 and 2015,” Stellantes said in a statement.
In turn, a judicial source confirmed to AFP that judges charged Peugeot on Wednesday with committing “fraud that endangers the health of humans or animals.”
“The investigative judges will also hear two other Stylantis subsidiaries, Automobile Citroen SA and FCA Italy SBA, on June 10 and July, respectively, as part of the same preliminary investigation,” the group said in its statement.
“Our subsidiaries are firmly convinced that their emission control systems met all the requirements that were in place at the time and continue to respect them today, and they eagerly await the opportunity to prove this,” Stylantis stressed in her statement.