US Environmental Agency Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Cheating on Emission Tests

Washington, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States accused Fiat Chrysler today of using a deceptive software to cheat on its emission tests.

The EPA the automaker of cheating on the tests of 104,000 pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. The particular brands in question were models 2014, 2015 and 2016 of Jeep Grand Cherokee and light-duty Ram 1500 trucks with 3-liter diesel engines. USA Today reported that the agency accused the company of using eight different undisclosed software programs on the vehicles that collectively caused them to spew harmful nitrous oxide emissions, which can exacerbate breathing conditions. The fines for such a violation, if proven, could reach up to $4.6 billion.

Fiat Chrysler responded to the allegations, saying it was disappointed with the development. The company stressed that its cars have equipped the best emission-control systems hardware. It added in the statement that it will cooperate with the agency to resolve the matter and assure the consumers that the cars in question do fit the regulatory standards.

Source: Qatar News Agency