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An emissions scandal is something which every automaker dreads and all the lawful organizations take very seriously. This is because the test of emissions is essential to make sure that vehicles running on the road will not cause much harm to our atmosphere. Such a rule is necessary as the rise in the number of vehicles can collectively cause tremendous harm to our environment. We have come across a number of incidents in which Volkswagen has got into trouble for the same. This diesel emissions scandal cost the automaker a lot of money as well as a setback in its market value. This set an example for other automakers to avoid such a situation at any cost. This is why BMW is denying all allegations regarding its diesel emissions.
On Saturday, the German automaker was accused of collaborating with its rivals Daimler and Volkswagen to cut down on the prices used to develop a certain technology. In order to reduce the expenses, all these automakers were using equipment which wasn’t efficient to keep emissions under control. BMW has strongly denied this accusation which comes across like a defensive argument. This accusation is by the European Commission in a statement released on Saturday stating an illegal collusion between the three companies.
BMW responded on Sunday by dismissing the news as false accusations by the European Commission. This seems like an instinctive response as it cannot afford any such blow on its finance as well as reputation. There have been reports about diesel emissions polluting the environment excessively. This has already harmed these companies despite being popular on a global scale. But BMW further clarified stating that it has not manipulated with its equipment to adhere to the legal requirements. The company claims that this is a matter of principles for it.
It doesn’t look like this diesel emissions scandal will subside anytime soon as a political twist has come up. Transport minister Alexander Dobrindt along with Chancellor Angela Merkel has been accused of turning a blind eye to the malpractices of these automakers. If this accusation turns out to be true, it can result in a huge controversy before the national elections. The ministry might be trying to cover up for these companies. BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen are not only Germany’s biggest exporters but also biggest employers. A lawsuit on any of these companies will directly affect the country’s employment as well as capital.