German police and prosecutors ransacked seven German offices of the Japanese company Mitsubishi Motors on Tuesday in connection with an investigation into the diesel scandal. According to Bloomberg, searches were also held at three offices of Continental AG, a company supplying auto parts.
According to the agency, the searches are connected with the investigation of the Frankfurt am Main prosecutor’s office against the German unit of Mitsubishi. Investigators suggest that two diesel engines of the Japanese automaker with a volume of 1.6 and 2.2 liters could be equipped with software that allows you to manipulate the indicators of harmful substances in the exhaust gases.
Earlier in Germany, the prosecutor’s office launched an investigation into the diesel scandal related to the German concern Volkswagen. In September 2015, the concern admitted to manipulating exhaust emissions. As it turned out, his cars were equipped with software that allowed him to underestimate the levels of harmful substances in exhaust gases. Thanks to this system, everything looked so that the exhaust fully met the accepted standards. In fact, they are many times higher than the established limit level of air pollution.