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Police raids Renault, no signs it cheated on emissions tests

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After police raids on the Renault's facilities, tests have shown no evidence of devices designed to cheat on emissions tests.

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Renault said that tests have shown “no evidence” of devices designed to cheat emissions tests. “The test results carried out by the technical committee of Energy Minister Madame Royal were passed on to us and they showed an absence of anomalies.”.

Investigators “went to the headquarters, the Renault Technical Centre in Lardy and the Technocentre in Guyancourt,” the company said.

Renault's comments were backed up by French Energy minister Segolene Royal who said government tests had not uncovered software designed to cheat emissions tests. According to Renault the fraud investigators were looking at the way Renault uses exhaust emissions technology, and it was co-operating fully with the probe.

The statement said that investigators “decided to carry out additional on-site and material investigations, in order to definitively confirm the first findings resulting from the analysis of the independent technical commission”.

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