Groupe Renault acknowledges the information according to which judicial investigations would be starting in the "emissions" matter
Pursuant to a joint release dated 9 November 2016, the Ministers of the Economy and Industry had announced that the DGCCRF had ended its investigations on Renault engines and sent its conclusions to the Public Prosecutor in Nanterre. The latter has since sent the file to the Public Prosecutor in Paris, who has interregional jurisdiction in consumer affairs.
13 January 2017 13:30
Groupe Renault acknowledges, without having been able to obtain official confirmation thereof at this stage, the opening of judicial investigations on the ground of "deceit on essential qualities and inspections conducted, these facts having led to the products being dangerous for the health of humans or animals".
This new development in the procedure would suggest that the Public Prosecutor wishes to continue the investigations.
In this respect, Groupe Renault, which intends to protect its rights, reminds its constant position.
1- Renault complies with French and European regulations.
2- Renault vehicles are all and have always been homologated in accordance with the laws and regulations. They are compliant with the applicable standards.
3- Renault vehicles are not equipped with cheating software affecting anti-pollution systems.
4- The States, European Commission, Regulation Authorities and automotive manufacturers all share the opinion that the requirements of the applicable regulations need to be strengthened. This is the purpose of the future Euro6d Regulation.
Groupe Renault reminds that in March 2016 it submitted to the panel of the independent technical commission a complete nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission reduction plan for its Euro6b diesel vehicles in customer use, which has been deemed transparent, satisfactory and credible.
About Groupe Renault
Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international group that sold more than 2.8 million vehicles through 12,000 sales outlets in 125 countries in 2015. Groupe Renault employs more than 120,000 people, and runs 36 manufacturing facilities worldwide. To address the major technological challenges of the future and pursue profitable growth, Renault has four primary focuses: international development; complementary coverage across its three brands (Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors); electric vehicles; and its unique alliance with Nissan. With its new Formula One team and front-line profile in Formula E, Renault practises motor sport as a powerful force behind innovation, image and brand recognition.