(CBS DETROIT) – The Justice Department is dropping an anti-trust investigation into four different automakers.

Ford Motor Company confirmed the news last Friday.

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The investigation was looking into possible anti-trust violations in a deal between Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, BMW and the state of California.

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Under the deal, the companies agree to increase their average fuel economy up to nearly 50 miles per gallon by 2026.

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