The German carmakers avoided competing on technology to restrict pollution even though they had the means to cut harmful emissions, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager says.
Turkey's Competition Authority discussed earlier findings from a preliminary investigation and decided to open an investigation.
"The future is electric," Klaus Zellmer told the Los Angeles Auto Show, adding that the brand's commitment to battery-powered vehicles is "huge."
Boeing is already competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and other companies to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
Volkswagen has admitted to deliberately cheating diesel emissions tests, sending shockwaves through the automotive industries and causing a sector-wide crackdown on polluting diesel engines.
South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of $63.1 million on automakers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violations on emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
Germany's government and auto companies are under pressure to cut pollution caused by the auto industry - a lucrative sector with an annual turnover of over $400 billion.
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