PARIS – Rudolf Diesel invented the compression-ignition engine in Germany, and Mercedes-Benz in 1936 put the first diesel engine in a passenger car, but France is home to many key European diesel suppliers. Faurecia SA is the leader in diesel particulate filters. Rhodia SA supplies the Eolys fluid that regenerates 1.8 million particle filters on the road in Europe; PSA Peugeot Citroen made particulate filters a selling point well ahead of legal requirements; and Delphi Diesel Systems is ...

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