United Kingdom: Nissan and Renault are suspected of cheating the emissions | Car

The problems accumulate for the Alliance Renault-Nissan. A legal action could be launched in the United Kingdom, compared the two brands, suspected to have inst

United Kingdom: Nissan and Renault are suspected of cheating the emissions | Car

The problems accumulate for the Alliance Renault-Nissan. A legal action could be launched in the United Kingdom, compared the two brands, suspected to have installed in petrol cars and diesel software to work around the tests on pollutant emissions.

the shadow of The "Dieselgate"

This case reminds us of the Dieselgate Volkswagen, for up to 1.4 million vehicles, says in a press release Tuesday, the law firm in london Harcus Parker, who complained of the Renault-Nissan alliance. Harcus Parker request to the clients concerned to make themselves known, but has not yet filed a formal complaint before a tribunal, specified to the AFP a spokesperson. The law firm says to have obtained documents showing that 100,000 Nissan Qashqai in essence, one of the top-selling cars in the United Kingdom, had emissions 15 times greater than normal on the road. He added that he had access to independent data, according to which 1.3 million diesel-powered vehicles manufactured by Renault and Nissan would be equipped with "software truqueurs", which are prohibited.

"We've seen the evidence,"

Nissan has strongly disputed these accusations. "Nissan has not used and does not use software truqueurs in the cars that we manufacture and all (our) vehicles fully comply with the emissions legislation," explained the japanese manufacturer. Harcus Parker believes that consumers have therefore paid too high a price to acquire their car, and should get a compensation of 5,000 pounds each. "For the first time, we have seen evidence according to which automobile manufacturers were able to circumvent the emissions testing of gasoline vehicles, and diesel", points out Damon Parker, partner at Harcus Parker.

"These are vehicles that could, and should respect the european rules on air quality, but rather than spending more in research and development, Renault and Nissan seem to have taken the same path as Volkswagen and Mercedes, and decided to outsmart the tests," according to him. The law firm refers to a legal action on which it works against Mercedes on the possible use of software truqueurs. A british court has given reason in early April tens of thousands of motorists who were pursuing a Volkswagen, and felt that they were harmed by the scandal of the engine-fixing. She must now decide what compensation the plaintiffs are entitled to it. The "dieselgate" has already cost the first manufacturer in the world more than 30 billion euros, the major part of the United States.

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 18:33

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