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Dieselgate, FCA admits: “Sold one hundred thousand vehicles with illegal systems to pass the tests”

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Dieselgate, FCA admits: “Sold one hundred thousand vehicles with illegal systems to pass the tests”
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“The deal, subject to US federal court approval, includes a guilty plea, a $ 96.1 million fine and a $ 203.6 million fine on earnings from the conduct.” reads in a note by Stellantis. The first accusations against the US branch of FCA date back to January 2017: at the time, the then Sergio Marchionne had defined them as “unadulterated hogwash”, “pure bullshit”

The US branch of FCA (Fiat Chrysler automobiles) admits to the Washington government that it has sold further one hundred thousand diesel vehicles (of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 models) equipped with illegal systems to bypass emissions testing, and agree to pay approximately three hundred million dollars between fine and waiver of illicit earnings. “FcaUS has reached an agreement resolving a United States Department of Justice criminal investigation into 101,482 vehicles with diesel engines sold in the years from 2014 to 2016 ″, reads the statement released on Friday by Stellantisthe car giant that includes FCA after its January 2021 merger with PSA. “The deal, subject to US federal court approval, includes a guilty plea, a fine from 96.1 million dollars and a fine of 203.6 million dollars on the earnings deriving from the conduct ”, and provides that FcaUS is subject to a surveillance period of three years and collaborates in the further investigation of the US administration on the Dieselgate.

“FcaUS has put in place a multi-year scam to deceive American authorities and consumers, the admission of guilt demonstrates our dedication to prosecuting all corporate wrongdoing, “he said Kenneth A. Polite, Deputy Attorney General of the Department’s Criminal Division. The proceeding against FCA had been opened in January 2017: at the time, the then CEO Sergio Marchionne had defined the accusations “Unadulterated hogwash”pure bullshit“. From the admissions of the company and the investigations carried out, the Department recalls, it appears that “FcaUS has devised a specific marketing campaign to sell these vehicles to consumers. clean Ecodiesel“, While he had“ installed software ”and“ undertaken others fraudulent conduct to circumvent regulatory tests and help these vehicles meet the required emission standards ”.

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