Mercedes-Benz undecided if it will sell future U.S. diesels | Reuters
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz USA chief said the German automaker has not decided whether to resume selling diesel vehicles in the United States.
The German automaker has not received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to sell 2017 model diesel vehicles.
The EPA said in September 2015 that it would review all U.S. diesel vehicles following an admission from Volkswagen AG that it had installed software in cars allowing them to emit up to 40 times legally permissible level of pollution.
Mercedes-Benz may stop selling diesels in U.S. | KATV
In the wake of the Dieselgate crisis, selling diesels has become a dicey proposition--and not just for Volkswagen. The debate around diesels has been especially heated in the U.S., which has some of the planet's strictest emissions regulations and where diesels have never really caught on anyway.
Some automakers have said that they'll keep trying to sell diesels in America after Dieselgate dies down, but Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz may be throwing in the towel for good.
Around the same time, the Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation of those vehicles. Ultimately, it declined to approve any Mercedes diesels for sale in the U.S for the 2017 model year. To this day, the fate of the company's diesels remains in doubt.