Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Renault Reprogramming Diesel Emmissions Software

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Renault Reprogramming Diesel Emmissions Software

Article excerpt

RENAULT is reprogramming the software on its diesel vehicles in a bid to improve real-world emissions.

The announcement comes in the wake of damning evidence from consumer organisation Which? that claimed the brand's vehicles emit up to nine times the legal limit for nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions.

It also comes just a week after the newspaper Liberation published what it claimed were excerpts from a leaked French government report suggesting Renault had been cheating emissions tests for 25 years. However, Renault has said it cannot confirm the veracity, completeness and reliabilityof the report.

The French company says it has been aware of discrepancies between nitrogen oxide emissions of vehicles on the road and the results achieved in lab tests, and that it has been gradually introducing a software update on new diesel engines since July last year. …

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