Porsche raided over diesel scandal

27/08/2018 Posted by admin

German authorities have raided several premises of Porsche over the diesel emissions scandal.Prosecutors have carried out raids at 10 locations in southern Germany in an investigation of current and former managers at Porsche over the company’s diesel emissions scandal.

“The three suspects include a member of the management board and a member of Porsche AG’s higher management. The third suspect is no longer employed at Porsche AG,” the prosecutor’s office in Porsche’s home town of Stuttgart said in a statement.

Around 10 premises in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg were searched by around 160 officials.

Porsche confirmed that investigators had seized documents, and said it would co-operate with their inquiry.

Porsche is one of the brands of the Volkswagen Group, which admitted in 2015 to faking results on emissions tests for diesel vehicles so that they could meet environmental standards.

Earlier this year, German prosecutors widened a probe of Porsche’s sister brand Audi, which developed a 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine used in about 80,000 VW, Audi and Porsche models found to have been equipped with illicit software.

Two Audi sites were also searched on Wednesday, Stuttgart prosecutors and an Audi spokesman said. The searches were at Audi’s sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

Australian Associated Press

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