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Emission software causes Fiat trouble

Fiat Chrysler have been accused of breaking the law by The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), by installing software that regulates the emissions in their diesel vehicles.

Failing to disclose software in Fiats diesel vehicles

The accusation doesn’t stem from the installation, but the belief that the car manufacturer installed the technology in more than 100,000 of their Jeep and Dodge vehicles without informing the appropriate bodies.

Due to the technology used, which allows excess diesel emissions, the company is supposedly in violation of the Clean Air Act, and since this accusation shares in the US have dropped by 16%.

The Independent quoted Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, as saying, “failing to disclose software that affects emissions in a vehicle’s engine is a serious violation of the law, which can result in harmful pollution in the air we breathe.”

Rigging emission tests has been in the news previously this week, as Volkswagen agreed to pay US$4.3bn in fines after admitting breaking the law.

 

Written for web by Jordan Platt.

Sources:

BBC

The Independent

MSN

 

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