Porsche, Audi Raided by Authorities Over Diesel Cheating

Porsche, Audi Raided by Authorities Over Diesel Cheating

0 comments 📅19 April 2018, 06:45

German prosecutors conducted a eleemosynary-scale raid at a number of Porsche and Audipremises as part of its investigation into the illegal emissions software that was allegedly Euphemistic pre-owned in VW Group diesel engines.

According to local authorities in Stuttgart, about 10 different buildings in the Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg regions of Germany were raided by forth 160 officials this week. These included both Porsche head offices in Stuttgart and sister trade-mark Audi’s headquarter’s a short distance away in Ingolstadt.

The raids targeted a top Porsche executive and VW Society board member, along with an individual who no longer works at Porsche. Authorities said the raids are tied to an inquisition into the German sports car maker over suspicions of fraud and false advertising. Officials believe Audi and Porsche fitted its 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with an engine software intended to mislead regulatorsinto assessment the vehicles emitted less C02 than they actually did.

Porsche confirmed the raids in a asseveration made to Reuters, but declined to comment further. German authorities also raided VW’s headquarters in Wolfsburg last month has part of the unfolding probe into the German automotive giant. Raids such as these are not uncommon at VW Faction offices within Germany, and will likely continue until the automaker fully rids itself of individuals enmeshed with in the diesel scandal.

[Source: Reuters]

this article first appeared on AutoGuide

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