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German carmakers have condemned experiments they paid for that exposed monkeys to toxic diesel fumes. VW also apologized for a lack of judgment in a further case connected to the Dieselgate emissions scandal.
It made for emotive headlines. Diesel gas tests on monkeys – and humans? VW, still tainted by Dieselgate, was also part of the story. But the Aachen research institute involved in one study says it was unduly implicated.
Daimler says it too has suspended an official implicated in a 2015 diesel exhaust test on monkeys, following VW's suspension of its chief lobbyist. Carmakers wanted test results kept secret, German media reported.
Prosecutors and police officers have extended their raids on Audi facilities in the German cities of Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. The carmaker is suspected of having manipulated more cars than hitherto acknowledged.
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