Mercedes-Benz and Opel get called by French emission commission

Article by Christian A., on January 31, 2016

A French commission looking into emissions in the auto industry has called carmakers Mercedes-Benz and Opel to face the panel before the month ends. Renault recently had its executives appear before the panel after a government investigation discovered that some Renault vehicles emitted NOx levels higher than recorded in laboratory tests.

Preliminary results from government tests showed that emissions from a number of Renault vehicles – the Captur SUV, Espace minivan and an unnamed utility vehicle – went beyond the legal limits, a report in Les Echos newspaper says.

Moreover, tests have indicated that the Ford C-Max and Mercedes-Benz S-Class models had emissions level higher than legally allowable limits, Les Echos reported.

The emission levels of the C-Max and S Class, however, were not as high as the Renault models, the paper noted. Renault recently announced a decision to recall around 15,800 Captur SUVs to their fix pollution-control systems.

Renault will also provide voluntary emissions-system updates for around 700,000 vehicles. Opel, meanwhile, has dismissed reports saying that it is recalling its Zafira powered by 1.6-liter diesel engines to modify software to change its emission level.

Opel said the Zafira was getting a service update. The emission commission, set up by France's Energy Minister, Segolene Royal on the wake of the VW scandal, is now testing around a hundred vehicle models from all major auto brands to compare their real-world emissions with regulatory test-bench scores to determine whether they were involved in test manipulation.

According to Denis Baupin, a member of French parliament and a member of the commission, Mercedes-Benz and Opel were set to face the panel on Jan. 28.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

New and improved 2018 Subaru Legacy comes packed with a number of upgraded features from the get go - from the exterior to the interior. And the company has finally...
by - June 23, 2017
In an interview involving Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali and Automotive News, the topic about the Urus was thoroughly discussed. This super SUV is scheduled to make its debut later this...
by - June 23, 2017
Porsche definitely adores variety. You’ll see what we mean if you browse through the official company's website that shows a plethora of various 911 models. And now, the German marque...
by - June 23, 2017
2018 Ford Expedition is on its way to the market, and will be arriving at dealerships this fall. The all-new SUV will come with a new design, new EcoBoost engine,...
by - June 23, 2017
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS that made its debut not so long ago at the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles has already been sold out according to...
by - June 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries