Five years of the diesel scandal – and no end in sight: The Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office has now examined Mitsubishi business premises nationwide. The suspicion is: exhaust gas manipulation.
The Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office searched the premises of Mitsubishi, a Japanese car manufacturer, on suspicion of exhaust gas manipulation.
The investigative authority in Frankfurt announced on Tuesday that it was being investigated against responsible persons of an international car maker, a subsidiary of an international car trading group and two international suppliers.
Two diesel engines suspected
The subject of the investigations are vehicles of the Mitsubishi brand with 1.6 and 2.2 liter diesel engines. There is suspicion that the engines are equipped with illegal shutdown devices.
Searches also at Continental
In the course of the investigation, the public prosecutor’s office also searched locations of the supplier Continental. The company confirmed a corresponding report by the magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” on Tuesday. The locations in Frankfurt, Hanover and Regensburg are affected, a spokesman said. Continental, one of the largest manufacturers of exhaust gas purification technology alongside Bosch, was listed as a witness.
Mitsubishi would be another manufacturer involved in the far-reaching diesel scandal. The manipulations of many manufacturers became known after the VW group admitted tampering with diesel exhaust tests in September 2015. The scale of the scandal became more apparent in the years that followed, and courts continued to occupy them for a long time. Here you will find a detailed chronicle of the diesel scandal.