US Justice Department Planning Civil Suit Against Fiat-Chrysler Relating To Diesel Vehicle Emissions
Original story at CleanTechnica• 3 mentions • 5 months ago
CleanTechnica 5 months ago
May 19th, 2017 by James AyreThe US Justice Department is currently planning to launch a civil lawsuit against Fiat-Chrysler in relation to the company’s alleged use of defeat devices in diesel vehicles as a means of defrauding regulators, according to recent reports. Previous to this news, back in January, the US Environmental Protection Agency publicly alleged that Fiat-Chrysler used undisclosed software (“defeat devices”) in its diesel vehicles to allow for the emission of excess levels of various pollutants. These allegations relate to around 104,000 diesel cars and SUVs sold in the US in recent years. Reuters provides more: “A federal ...