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- German prosecutors are said to probe Mercedes engines
- Carmaker says two employees are targets of the investigation
The German government summoned Daimler AG executives to Berlin to explain the carmaker’s role in possible diesel-emissions cheating after two engines used in Mercedes-Benz vehicles drew increased scrutiny from prosecutors.
Daimler confirmed that several of its representatives are attending a special hearing on Thursday afternoon into the diesel scandal called by the German Transport Ministry a day after news broke about the scope of the probe by Stuttgart investigators. Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing unidentified people at the ministry, that the country’s automotive regulator will test the company’s vehicles for potential emissions-manipulating software. Daimler spokesman Hendrik Sackmann declined to comment on the report immediately, while the ministry didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment.
A person familiar with the investigation said Thursday that, according to the warrant authorizing searches at Daimler sites in May, prosecutors focused on two diesel motors allegedly equipped with so-called defeat devices that would reduce emissions controls. The Mercedes GLK 250 and GL 350 sport-utility vehicles are among models at the carmaker that use the engines. The probe is looking into sales from 2008 to 2016, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing an ongoing investigation.
The Stuttgart-based maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars is one of a number of auto manufacturers targeted in a technology scandal that’s enveloped the industry since Volkswagen AG revealed in September 2015 that it installed software to bypass pollution rules. Hundreds of police officers and prosecutors participated in the searches at Daimler sites throughout Germany in May as part of a probe opened two months earlier.
“Daimler appears to have taken their interpretation of what’s technically allowed on emissions treatment too far, ” said Juergen Pieper, an analyst at Bankhaus Metzler in Frankfurt. “The question now is if they’ve broken the rules on purpose or have been bending them too far.” He estimated that any upgrade required for the cars would cost about 500 million euros ($570 million).
Daimler shares fell 0.5 percent to 65.15 euros at the close in Frankfurt, partly recovering from a drop of as much as 3 percent. The stock has declined 7.9 percent this year, valuing the automaker at 69.7 billion euros.
Investigators, who began looking into possible fraud and false advertising at Daimler in March, have identified two technicians at the manufacturer who are suspected of handling manipulated software that controls the engines’ exhaust, the person said. The warrant doesn’t specify the number of vehicles affected, the person said.Where leaders can improve? Which transfer tape is best? How much degree celsius today in my location? Who industrial revolution? Where to write summary on linkedin? Who subject in commerce? How workshop is conducted? How many developer blueprints are in dying light? When industry attractiveness ratings are calculated? How many internet providers are there? Who object and subject? Where work at 14? How far meaning in hindi? When your favorite color is black? What are real life examples? How interview a candidate? What machine cuts acrylic? Who engineering works? Where is theory of a deadman from? How many favorite syllables? How working out changes your body? Why leaders don't learn from success? How many object can be created from an abstract class? Why my favorite subject is math? How many important side ops in mgs5? Where is overcomer streaming? Where to find recruiters in korea? Workshop where books are bound? How research uses hypothesis testing? How many theory questions are there in neet chemistry? Where is copy from user? Who internet service provider? Why working out is good for you? How many answers in jeopardy? Where user id? Whose body chapter summary? What generation is 2010? How users matter? Where to overcome stress? Whose objective is the protection of local industries? How leadership influences student learning? Where work definition? How much users are on roblox? What activities are open near me? Who grow fruits and vegetables? How much working visa in saudi arabia? When favorite things? Which interview is tough in india? How maintenance planning is done? What working day is today? How much questions are on the regents? Where is alpha industries from? Who career sign in? Who made algorithm? Where to grow lavender? Where internet came from? From where to start machine learning? Who's who future leaders? Who career login? How marketing works? How much jobs pay? How much subject you need to be a soldier? When opportunity meets preparation? What architect study? Where are favorites saved? Where to ask questions about covid restrictions? How much means add or subtract? How many generation of ipad air? Where to find users and accounts on ps4? The industrial revolution began in? How much research for medical school? Why challenge yourself? Who interview the applicants in job interview? Which marketing job pays the most? How much maintenance technician salary? What opportunity came robi's way? How improvement in quality? How marketing agencies work? Blogger who died while pregnant? How internet works? When internet is not working? How often market correction? How many career paths are there? Most popular leadership styles? What architect does? How often do workshops get attacked? Where is the nearest storage facility? How often adverbs examples? Answers where was i sunday times? How blogger get money? How subject works in angular? Why recruiter ask for ssn? How many engineering graduates per year? When degree colleges start in karnataka? How workshop run? What career path should i take? How many habits can you start at once? Why improving customer service is important? How far questions with answers?