Opel diesel pollution scandal in Germany

This video says about itself:

Opel reported to have manipulated diesel car exhaust emissions | DW | 14.07.2018

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has been testing Opel vehicles in recent months, according to a report to be published in a Sunday newspaper. According to the report, the KBA found indications that Opel has manipulated exhaust emissions in some diesel vehicles and that nitrogen oxide emissions were more than 10 times higher than permitted. Worldwide, about 60,000 cars are affected, including diesel versions of the Cascada, Insignia and Zafira models.

Read more here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Diesel scandal in Germany now also leads to Opel

The authorities in Germany have raided car manufacturer Opel on suspicion of manipulating test results for diesel cars. Car manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes were previously involved in the scandal.

In the diesel cars of those manufacturers, fraudulent software was installed on a large scale. With the help of the software, the emission of harmful substances in tests seemed more favourable.

According to the German newspaper Bild, this is about 95,000 Opel diesel cars that meet the Euro-6 standard. These were the models Insignia, Zafira and Cascada from the construction years 2012, 2014 and 2017. The Opel sites in Kaiserslautern and Rüsselsheim were searched. …

Opel has been part of the French PSA group since last year, including the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands.

UPDATE: the German government has ordered Opel to recall 100,000 cars.

3 thoughts on “Opel diesel pollution scandal in Germany

  1. Pingback: Audi car corporation fined for fraud | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Hungarian workers protest against slave-like labour legalisation | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Fiat Chrysler pollution software fraud scandal | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.