FIAT-CHRYLSER * USA: Acused by EPA
* DC - EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of emissions cheating in diesel trucks
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said Fiat Chrysler rigged more than 104,000 Jeep and Dodge trucks with software to cheat federal emissions tests... The allegations harken back to the Volkswagen emissions scandal that affected some 600,000 U.S. vehicles that were imported by the German automaker. The VW vehicles were rigged with software allowing it to show lower pollution emissions than the vehicles actually released into the air... On Wednesday, McQuade was part of a broader justice department announcement that Oliver Schmidt, a veteran Volkswagen AG engineer, was arrested by the U.S. government for his alleged role in the company’s scheme to cheat federal emission standards for its diesel cars... The EPA said Fiat Chrysler-made Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram pickups in model years 2014 to 2016 with a 3-liter diesel engine contain software that was not reported to federal regulators that allows the vehicles to appear to be letting off less exhaust than they actually are... The company did not immediately respond to the EPA's allegations...
(Photo courtesy Fiat Chrysler - A Fair Oaks Chantilly Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler, which manufctured the vehicle, of installing software in some 104,000 diesel trucks meant to hide illegal emissions) -- Washington, DC, USA - UPI, by By Eric DuVall - Jan. 12, 2017)
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