Daimler is countering allegations made by German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) by categorically denying the accusation that the company has been manipulating emission tests.

Daimler is countering allegations made by German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) by categorically denying the accusation that the company has been manipulating emission tests.

In a statement, the automaker said a defeat device "has never been and will never be used at Daimler."  The company went on to say their petrol and diesel engines meet and adhere to every legal requirement.

Daimler also noted their engines are programmed to adhere to all legal requirements and they have "no knowledge of measurements that indicate our vehicles did not meet legally required standards."

Daimler went on to say they are actively supporting work to develop new testing methods which measure emissions based on real driving conditions and they will work closely authorities in Germany, Europe and the United States.  

The company also hinted lawsuits might being coming as they confirmed "we are evaluating our legal options pertaining to the approach taken and the public assertions made by the DUH."

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