Frankfurt — German prosecutors, who searched Daimler’s offices this week as part of an investigation into diesel pollution, are talking to US authorities, the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. "We are in contact with US authorities," the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office said, declining to elaborate further about the nature of potential co-operation and whether extensive searches of Daimler’s offices in Germany had also been conducted at the behest of requests from US regulators. Stuttgart-based Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, said it was fully co-operating with authorities, and had been in touch with both German and US authorities probing potential diesel emissions violations. "As part of our co-operation with authorities, we have made the same information available to the Stuttgart prosecutor and the US authorities," a spokesperson for Daimler said. Daimler said it could not comment further given the ongoing nature of the probes. Car makers acro...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.