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Renault factories raided by police

Jan 14

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Fraud investigators check emissions monitoring equipment 


Several factories owned by car manufacture Renault have been raided by French police. Fraud investigators wanted to check equipment at its factories linked to emissions testing.
 


The company told the BBC that fraud investigators were looking at the way Renault uses exhaust emissions technology, and it was fully co-operating with the probe.

Police have not confirmed why the raids were carried out.

News of the searches first came from the CGT Renault union and were later reported on the BBC website.

The union said the raids targeted the engine control units and that they were likely to be "linked to the consequences of the Volkswagen rigged-engines affair".

The union also said police officers took the personal computers of several directors.

Last month, Renault said it would invest €50m (£38m) into bringing the real emissions of its cars into line with those measured in official test conditions. 


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