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BMW, VW, Daimler Accused of Colluding to Slow Emissions Tech

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BMW, VW, Daimler Accused of Colluding to Slow Emissions Tech

BMW, VW, Daimler Accused of Colluding to Slow Emissions Tech

The European Commission believes BMW, Daimler and VW colluded to slow down the use of emissions-reducing technology.

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BMW, VW, Daimler Accused of Colluding to Slow Emissions Tech

The European Commission accused three German car manufacturers of colluding to slow down the use of some clean-air technology.

The commission  sent a letter  to BMW, Daimler and VW that spells out the accusations.

Investigators believe those automakers conspired for years to keep emissions-reducing technology out of their diesel and gas cars.

The probe also involves Audi and Porsche, which are subsidiaries of VW.

In a statement, an EU commissioner said: "Companies can cooperate in many ways to improve the quality of their products.

However, EU competition rules do not allow them to collude on exactly the opposite: not to improve their products, not to compete on quality." The findings from the commission are preliminary.

Now the automakers have a chance to respond and request a hearing before the commission makes a final ruling. 




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