As it turns out, the investigations that took place at some Renault sites in France yesterday did not reveal any evidence of a cheating device.

As it turns out, the investigations that took place at some Renault sites in France yesterday did not reveal any evidence of a cheating device.

The European car industry received a major shock yesterday when authorities in France raided some Renault sites in search for evidence regarding the use of a VW-like cheating device. That wasn’t the case as The French Agency for Energy and Climate (DGEC) working on behalf of the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy did not find anything that could incriminate Renault.

That being said, several tests with random diesel cars from various automakers have been conducted and there are some emissions discrepancies on some Renault vehicles. It’s unclear at this point the depth of these differences, but further investigations should reveal if there is something Renault should really worry about.

Renault says the on-site investigations took place at the company’s headquarters, the technical center in Lardy, and at the Technocentre in Guyancourt. Renault also mentions the company is willing to fully cooperate with the independent technical commission and any other additional investigators decided by France’s Ministry of Economy.

We remind you that yesterday after the news started spreading Renault’s shares plunged by up to 20% at one point, before ending the day with a 10.28% decrease.

Source: Renault

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