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Renault charged with ‘deceit’ in French diesel emissions probe

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French carmaker company, Renault, revealed that it has been charged with deceit by a French court in relation to a diesel emissions probe launched in 2017.

Several carmakers in Europe came under scrutiny since the Volkswagen Diesel gate scandal, which erupted in 2015 after test-cheating allegations in the United States.

Renault denied any wrongdoing.

The company said that its vehicles were not equipped with any rigging software for pollution control devices.

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Renault said it had always complied with French and European regulations.

Its vehicles had all and always been type-approved in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

The French court had ordered Renault to pay a bail of 20 million euros (24.3 million dollars), 18 million of which would be dedicated to the potential payment of damages and fines.

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The court also ordered the company to provide a bank guarantee of 60 million euros dedicated to the potential compensation for losses.

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