Judge authorizes Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions settlement in the US

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday authorized a $307.5 million civil settlement for about 100,000 U.S. owners of Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles that the government stated had illegal software that enabled them to emit excess emissions. Under the settlement authorized by Judge Edward Chen, about 100,000 owners and lessees of Ram 1500 and […]

U.S. turns down Tesla bid for tariff exemption for Autopilot ‘brain’

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U.S. trade officials turned down Tesla Inc’s bid for relief from President Donald Trump’s 25-percent tariffs on the Chinese-made Autopilot “brain” of its Model 3 among other electric automobiles, one of over 1,000 product denials associated with China’s industrial development plans. According to documents submitted by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and seen by […]

GM recalling hundreds of thousands of trucks after reports of fires

General Motors

General Motors stated Friday it is recalling 368,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks geared up with engine-block heaters for fire risks after 19 reports of fires. The recall covers some 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500, 5500 and 6500 trucks, 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks geared up with Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engines […]