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Washington – Volkswagen is in the USA, a second large car manufacturer, because of possible exhaust gas fraud to the attention of the authorities.
The Italian-American industry giant Fiat-Chrysler stand in the suspicion, at around 100 000 diesel emission car values of nitrogen to oxides falsified, according to the US environmental Agency EPA in Washington. It<'s application to emissions control, the Fiat Chrysler will not be disclosed to the regulators in an open and against environmental laws have failed./p>
Whether the contested programs, as in the case of Volkswagen – illegal defeat devices (“defeat devices”), however, needs to be determined first. Affected approximately 104 000 SUV and Pick-up Trucks of the types of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram 1500 of model year 2014 to 2016 with 3.0 litre diesel engines. The manufacturer must now prove that he may establish any prohibited Software. The EPO according to which a penalty of up to 44 539 US-dollars per car could face. A total of approximately 4.63 billion dollars (4,34 billion Euro).
Fiat Chrysler believes, to move with the exhaust technology, in the legal framework. In a statement, the group announced, after the change of government in the United States on 20. Want to January in the sense of a rapid solution to cooperate with authorities. We are disappointed with the actions of the EPA.
The EPA said in a conference call that Fiat Chrysler have already violated the US clean air act “Clean Air Act” by the manufacturer shall be liable to the doubt of the programs in the certification of the cars I kept. This alone could already draw fines and penalties.
How high is the variations in the emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide by the use of undisclosed Software between test mode and normal operation on the road to fail, will still be investigated. “We examine the nature and impact of these institutions,” announced Cynthia Giles of the California environmental authority Carb.
In September 2015, had accused the EPA of Volkswagen for the first time publicly, in a big way exhaust emission values for diesel cars tampered with. This VW plunged into the deepest crisis in its history and led to enormous cost. Meanwhile, the group with customers, car dealers, local authorities and the Ministry of justice in the United States has agreed, in the context of comparisons to penalties and compensation in the amount of more than 20 billion dollars. However, the cases are still not directly comparable and have different orders of magnitude – in the case of VW, almost 600 000 US Diesel were affected.