Statement on the survey on diesel emissions in France
Statement on the survey on diesel emissions in France
Amsterdam, June 9, 2021 – As part of the legal inquiries by several car manufacturers opened in 2016 and 2017, Automobiles Peugeot SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stellantis NV, was indicted today by the Paris Judicial Court on allegations of consumer fraud in the context of the sale of Euro 5 diesel vehicles in France between 2009 and 2015. As in the case of a French criminal investigation, Automobiles Peugeot SA will have to pay a deposit of 10 million euros ( including 8 million for the possible payment of damages and fines and 2 million euros to ensure the representation of the company in court), and will have to provide a bank guarantee of 30 million euros for the possible compensation of losses . Automobiles Peugeot SA is also in the process of evaluating its defense options in this regard. Two other Stellantis subsidiaries, Automobiles Citroën SA and FCA Italy SpA, were summoned to appear before the Paris Court of Justice on June 10 and July respectively, as part of the same investigation.
This formal stage of the judicial investigation will allow the parties investigated to have full access to the file and will give them the opportunity to defend themselves against allegations that have not yet been assessed in the context of adversarial proceedings.
Companies strongly believe that their emission control systems have met all applicable requirements at the relevant times and continue to do so and look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate it.
The Stellantis Group, which was established in January 2021, will continue the policies of its predecessors and fully cooperate with the justice system to resolve this matter quickly.
Stellantis is one of the world’s leading automakers and mobility provider, guided by a clear vision: to deliver freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the rich heritage of the Group and large geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, in-depth experience and the diversity of talents of its employees working all over the world. Stellantis will leverage its extensive portfolio of iconic brands, which Was found by visionaries who have infused brands with a passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the greatest while creating Added value for all stakeholders as well as for the communities in which it operates.
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