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.

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