According to latest reports, due a number of different factors, Daimler has given up its effort to get approval to sell 2017 Mercedes-Benz diesel models in the US.
This latest report comes according to an E-mail to Reuters by the company’s spokesperson who wrote, “We constantly review our portfolio offerings and make adjustments to meet immediate customer need. Combined with the increased effort to certify diesel engines in the US, we have put the certification process for diesel passenger cars on hold.”
Reuters added, “Last month, Daimler said investigations by authorities of diesel emissions and auxiliary emission control devices could lead to significant penalties and recalls.
“The US Justice Department, EPA, California Air Resources Board and a prosecutor in Stuttgart, Germany, are investigating emissions of Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles. In March, the Stuttgart prosecutor launched an investigation against Daimler employees on suspicion of fraud and misleading advertising tied to vehicle emissions.
“The company told Automotive News in October that it planned to seek approval to sell four US Mercedes diesel models for the 2017 model year. Last year, Mercedes-Benz offered four US diesel models.”
Earlier last month, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, Dietmar Exler, stated that there isn’t any confirmation on the future of the sales of Diesel cars in the country. Moreover, there isn’t any confirmation whether or not the automakers will sell Diesel cars in the coming years.
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