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Auto News: Nissan 'fesses up to fudging emissions data

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Nissan 'fesses up to fudging emissions data

Nissan, last year accused by UK consumer magazine Which? of faking emissions data, has admitted its own “dieselgate”.

The company has reported itself to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism over:

”Performance of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests that deviated from the prescribed testing environment”; and ”Creation of inspection reports based on altered measurement values”. read more »

VW Loses Legal Bid to Keep Diesel Scandal Report Under Wraps

Volkswagen AG lost a suit at Germany’s top court seeking to ban Munich prosecutors from using a report they seized from Jones Day, the U.S. law firm the carmaker hired to investigate the roots of its diesel-emissions scandal.

The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe ruled that under German law the attorney-client privilege, which protects the work of a lawyer for a client, only bans prosecutors from seizing documents if the lawyer is working for a suspect in a criminal case. read more »