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Ford Fesses Up on Emissions Early in Effort to Limit the Damage

February 22, 2019

Ford Motor Co. (IW 500/3) revealed its emission testing could be flawed and took pains to soothe anxiety among investors in an industry wracked by years of pollution scandals.

Ford said workers raised concerns about its testing in September, and it’s since hired an outside firm to help conduct an investigation that could stretch into the summer. Along with the unidentified firm and regulators, the company will look into how it’s used road-load specifications to simulate how aerodynamic drag and tire friction can affect fuel economy outside testing labs.

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