After the scandal of the Dieselgate of the Volkswagen Group brands began to take on face that also made traps similar to those that carried out the German consortium. Moreover, some countries such as France have been investigating what is what is happening with the emissions of engines which brands sold in your country. Among these investigations discovered that Renault could also have done traps when it comes to homologate their mechanical emissions.
This news jumped to the fore a couple of weeks ago and since then Renault is under suspicion in France by the NOx emissions from their engines. However it thing could go more beyond since it Direction Générale of the concurrence, of it consommation et of the repression des frauds (DGCCRF) has indicated that their engineers are scrutinizing it technology that carry them engines of the manufacturer for see if in some time have employee some method for fool at the time of approved the NOx of their engines.
If true deception the French Ministry of environment has advanced that both the Volkswagen Group (for now only Volkswagen) and Renault would see stalled the sale of models that have served to commit fraud. This situation could harm of severe form to the European level and both brands automotive industry since many of its sales are in this country.
All this what is most striking is that France, being one of the largest shareholders in Renault, is leading a crusade against environmental fraud in one of its most important companies. However at Volkswagen we have the opposite situation since the State of Lower Saxony in Germany is one of its shareholders and is not very the work of uncovering the dirty handling within the multinational.
Both for better and for worse it will take to the DGCCRF to rule on the results obtained and the Ministry decide the punishment imposed by the two brands.
Source – Direction Générale of the concurrence, consommation et de la répression des fraud (DGCCRF)