In the Opel were searched in connection with a diesel scandal

В Opel прошли обыски в связи с дизельным скандалом

The Opel plant in rüsselsheim

Manipulation of the level of exhaust gases could affect the software on 95 thousands of car models Opel Insignia, Zafira and Cascada.

In office buildings the German automaker Opel in the United Russelsheim and Kaiserslautern were searched in connection with the alleged manipulation of the level of exhaust gases. It is reported online version of the newspaper Bild on Monday, October 15, with reference to the senior Prosecutor of Frankfurt am main, Nadja Niesen.

According to her, the group is suspected of sale of diesel vehicles with manipulated software.

According to Bild, we are talking, presumably, about 95 thousand models, Insignia, Zafira and Cascada, released in 2012, 2014 and 2017. The office for criminal cases of the state of Hesse and he confirmed Opel searches, without revealing details. The group also assured that cooperates fully with the investigation, and its vehicles comply with applicable regulations.

In 2015, the U.S. government found out that the German Volkswagen group deliberately understated data on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of diesel engines. In sight of law enforcement bodies of Germany, investigating the scandal, are former and current heads of VW and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche.

Earlier it was reported that the European Commission extend the investigation against German automakers.

Source: Russian service of DW