EU Says German Carmakers Colluded On Emissions Tech

Law360 (April 5, 2019, 4:02 PM EDT) -- German auto giants BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen apparently colluded to keep new emissions-cleaning innovations off the market for eight years, violating European antitrust rules, the European Union's competition watchdog said Friday.

The European Commission has made a preliminary finding that BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen tried to limit the development and rollout of emission-cleaning technology for new cars. (AP)

The European Commission informed the auto giants of a preliminary conclusion that they worked in lockstep from 2006 to 2014 to restrict the development of clean-air technologies that aim to meet pollutant reduction targets of gas and diesel cars.

Under the alleged collusive...

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