French Authorities Raid Peugeot's Offices During Emissions Probe
22 April 2016 - Autoblog
French authorities raided the offices of of PSA Peugeot Citroën in Paris this week as part of an investigation on automotive emissions pollution. PSA says it is working with investigators and all the vehicles it sells comply with government requirements.
France's General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control orchestrated the raid. Further details were not immediately available, but PSA says its BlueHDi technology that employs an after-treatment system is effective, and that it has been in use in all of the manufacturer's Euro 6 vehicles since late 2013.
A similar raid took place at Mitsubishi's Japan offices earlier this week following the news of fuel economy falsification on Mitsubishi city cars. Meanwhile, Volkswagen reached a tentative agreement with US authorities regarding its use of defeat devices in some of its diesel powered cars.