Opel is clearly confident nothing will come of its diesel emissions allegations. Bloomberg reports Opel has submitted official documents to the German government for a review of its engine and emission software.
Opel has come under fire, specifically with the Zafira Tourer, after it was found the emissions system acts differently under certain temperatures and speeds.
“We will continue the constructive dialogue with the authorities and will answer any questions they may still have,” Opel said Friday in an e-mailed statement. “We are convinced that our engines meet the legal requirements” for smog-causing nitrogen oxides and “that the allegations reflect a wrong understanding of how diesel engines work.”
Opel has agreed to comply with anything the German government requests as it stays transparent through the entire investigation.
Diesel emissions continue to be scrutinized following the massive Volkswagen scandal, uncovering “defeat devices” in vehicles to shut down emissions systems following official testing. Opel has released numerous statements to clarify it has not cheated throughout the entire process.