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EU charges VW, BMW and Daimler with 'collusive' emissions scheme

"BMW, Daimler and VW participated in a collusive scheme, in breach of EU competition rules, to limit the development and rollout of emission-cleaning technology for new diesel and petrol passenger cars sold in the European Economic Area," the EU competition enforcer said in a statement.

The Commission said the collusion occurred between 2006 to 2014 and took place during the automakers' technical meetings.

"Daimler, VW and BMW may have broken EU competition rules. As a result, European consumers may have been denied the opportunity to buy cars with the best available technology," European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.

The EU focus is on selective catalytic reduction systems to reduce harmful nitrogen oxides emissions of diesel cars through the injection of urea, which is also called AdBlue, in the exhaust gas stream.

It is also concerned about potential collusion on "Otto" particle filters to reduce harmful particle emissions from exhaust gases of gasoline cars.
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Damnliar faces up to $1.1B fine for diesel cheating.

The text of the law contained the phrase: "Fine for Cheating", so they thought it was OK to do.

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Toyota settles U.S. emissions disclosures case for $180M

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJETB-MfpnQ[/youtube]
From "Breaking Away", after the Italian Cycling Team he had idolized forced him to crash.
Everybody Cheats, I just didn't know.
Well, now you know!

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PORSCHE ISSUES STOP-SALE ON USED VEHICLES
Automakers sometimes have to issue stop-sales on vehicles. That means there’s something wrong with them and they can’t be sold. It usually happens with a new car that doesn’t have the bugs worked out. But Porsche is going back in time with a stop-sale involving models built between 2012 and 2016 with the Sport Chrono Package. You hear right, these are used cars that can’t be sold because in the Sport driving mode they emit more nitrogen oxide than they’re allowed to. And this is not just one model. The 911, Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne and Panamera are all affected. What’s more, these cars will all need software updates, but Porsche still doesn’t have a fix, even though the stop-sale was issued in November of last year.

https://www.autoblog.com/2021/02/01/por ... rt-chrono/
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As soon as I was about to buy myself a Porsche of my dreams, they stopped selling models, but maybe there is an opportunity to get around this situation from the other side.
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