PSA Group Raided In France 0

PSA Group Raided In FranceThe PSA Group who own car makers Peugeot and Citroën have had their headquarters raided by anti-fraud officials in France this week. The raid comes as a result of anomalies in emissions fuel tests on multiple Citroën and Peugeot vehicles. This raid has therefore dragged more companies into the scandal which has shocked both the environmental, economic and motoring worlds.

The raids occurred in five different locations, four around the suburbs of Paris and one in another city in eastern France. Documents were seized alongside computers as a means to ensure that the same software that Volkswagen had previously used has not been used again.

In regards to the raids, a PSA spokesman noted that they ‘are being completely transparent… we are clearly going to provide maximum collaboration. ’ It seems as if this raid may be over before its even began after another statement was released from an official saying that the ‘PSA Group confirms compliance of its vehicles in pollutant emissions in all countries where it operates. Confident in its technologies, PSA Group is fully cooperating with the authorities.’ But, these are all familiar words of which we have heard multiple times throughout this emissions scandal. Waiting is the only thing that can be done, as only the results will be able to decide the fate of both Peugeot and Citroën.

Although, a similar occurrence happened in January as Renault was raided. This raid discovered that their cars were producing more real world emissions that the tests stated. This however only resulted in the recall of 15,000 vehicles as the emissions filtering system didn’t work in all types of weather conditions. That is however as far as it went for Renault in regards to the scandal.

All one can do is hope that Peugeot and Citroen are not involved in the scandal, and their company names do not get tarnished as a result.

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