MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The agreement was reached on Wednesday in Berlin at a so-called diesel summit and approved by Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen and Opel.
"Opel welcomes the meeting and will make its contribution to improving the emissions behavior of its vehicles under real driving conditions. We will furthermore be involved in the working groups subsequent to the summit and share our experience in the improvement of exhaust emissions control systems. We are among the first carmakers that initiated voluntary measures which have already been started months ago," the spokesperson said.
The German carmakers have faced a number of allegations on attempting to circumvent emission regulations. In July, the Spiegel magazine reported that Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW, and Daimler, as well as other leading German automakers, coordinated their actions on designing diesel emissions treatment systems in diesel vehicles. Volkswagen has been embroiled in a controversy over cheating emission software for several years.