Friday, September 25, 2015

Automakers’ Denials of Cheating Actually Faster Than Many of Their Cars

BMW 650i Grand Coupe

This week, Daimler, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued statements on how their diesel cars don't cheat like someone else you may've heard of.

"The BMW Group does not manipulate or rig any emissions tests," BMW said in a statement Thursday. "We observe the legal requirements in each country and fulfill all local testing requirements."

BMW's admission is notable because the automakers' X3 diesel model was targeted by the independent commission that discovered that Volkswagen's cars illegally polluted.

In separate statements, Daimler said its diesel sedans comply with regulations after a German group said it had evidence that the automaker cheated on emissions tests (via AutoGuide).

We sharply deny the allegation that we manipulated our cars during emissions tests. We never did and do not now use a defeat device.

FCA told that it "works closely and continually with the EPA and CARB (California Air Resource Board) to ensure its vehicles are compliant with all applicable requirements. FCA U.S. does not use 'defeat devices.'"

And anyone else who's ever tried diesel — even once in college, after parents' weekend — is denying any wrongdoing.

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