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Old 13th January 2017, 10:45   #1
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After VW settling for 4.3 bn, yet another case filed by the US regulator
Fiat Chrysler accused by US regulator of emissions cheating
(source: Financial Times - https://www.ft.com/content/dc7794a0-...9-d296f5da8125)

Fiat Chrysler could face a fine of up to $4.6bn after the US Environmental Protection Agency accused the company of violating emissions laws in 104,000 diesel vehicles, only a day after Volkswagen agreed to pay a $4.3bn criminal fine for deliberately evading US pollution laws.

The move comes in the last days before Donald Trump assumes the presidency next week, signalling a determination on the part of Obama-era regulators to be as tough as possible on emissions violations before new appointees take office.

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, angrily denied the allegations and accused the EPA of “grandstanding” by deliberately announcing the charges only a week before Mr Trump takes office.

“We have done nothing that is illegal,” said Mr Marchionne, saying there were no similarities between his company’s behaviour and VW’s. “They [the EPA] think we all belong to a class of criminals . . . We’re not trying to break the bloody law.”

The EPA issued a “notice of violation” to Fiat accusing the carmaker of using illegal software that allowed 104,000 recent model diesel-powered Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pick-up trucks to emit toxic substances beyond legal limits. Fiat said that about 600,000 similar engines had been installed in its European vehicles.

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Why do I recall saying that ultimately everyone cheats to workaround regulations.
It's just a matter of getting caught when the issue is warm/hot in public memory.

(EDIT: ah, found it
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ml#post3956538 (Mitsubishi admits to faking fuel economy data)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ml#post3977401 (Suzuki gets mired in the Fuel-Efficiency scandal))

BTW, why I can't I read the news item? It asks me to pay some subscription.

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Old 13th January 2017, 18:00   #3
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Better link here http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...ency/96485486/

& a jalopnik review http://jalopnik.com/why-fiat-chrysle...ywh-1791135595

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