Continental caught in Dieselgate

Continental caught in Dieselgate

July 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The offices of the company were searched.

The German prosecutor’s office continues to investigate the scandal related to the artificial underestimation of harmful emissions in Volkswagen diesel cars. Now, Continental, which supplied a number of components for a 1.6-liter diesel engine, has come under suspicion of involvement in the infamous “dieselgate”.

According to the prosecutor’s office, searches on Wednesday took place in seven offices throughout Germany. Representatives of Continental went towards the investigation, but refused to comment on the searches. The prosecutor’s report said that seven engineers and two managers were involved in the case.

The German prosecutor’s office continues to investigate the scandal related to the artificial underestimation of harmful emissions in Volkswagen diesel cars. Now, Continental, which supplied a number of components for a 1.6-liter diesel engine, has come under suspicion of involvement in the infamous “dieselgate”.

According to the prosecutor’s office, searches on Wednesday took place in seven offices throughout Germany. Representatives of Continental went towards the investigation, but refused to comment on the searches. The prosecutor’s report said that seven engineers and two managers were involved in the case.

Recall a scandal known as a dieselgate flared up in September 2015, when the US government caught Volkswagen using special software that determined whether a car was on a test bench and included a different engine program – a cleaner one.