EPA suspected FCA of using defeat device in November 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

U.S. regulators informed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in November 2015 that they presumed a few of the automaker’s vehicles were geared up with secret software allowing them to breach emission control standards, as per the e-mails revealed on Friday. The United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board alleged Fiat Chrysler in January […]

Software update can resolve Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. diesel issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA

Fiat Chrysler thinks a software update can resolve U.S. regulators’ contention that its diesel automobiles are producing excess emissions, a legal representative for the company stated at a court hearing on Wednesday. The legal representative confessed no wrongdoing by the Italian-American car manufacturer, nevertheless. The Justice Department submitted a civil fit on Tuesday alleging Fiat […]

Experts believe Fiat Chrysler’s emissions not as huge as Volkswagen

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA

Any prospective fines Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) might need to pay to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit over diesel emissions will unlikely top $1 billion, experts stated, including the case appeared less severe than at bigger competing Volkswagen. The United States government submitted a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing FCA of unlawfully utilizing software to […]

FCA plans to modify 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles prepares to update software that it anticipates will solve the issues of U.S. regulators about excess emissions in 104,000 older diesels, the automaker stated on Friday. The company likewise stated that it had officially looked for approval to offer two 2017 diesel models after months of talks and testing. The software upgrade […]

Fiat Chrysler may look for more self-driving supplier partners, says Marchionne

CEO Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) might look for more supplier partners to assist it establish and develop self-driving vehicles, CEO Sergio Marchionne stated. The Jeep and Ram brands are strong enough to remain as standalone entities outside FCA, Marchionne likewise stated on a conference call with experts after the company reported record first-quarter outcomes. But he […]

German transport ministry states defeat device discovered in Fiat car

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Germany’s transport ministry has discovered a new “defeat device” in a Fiat automobile during emissions tests, it stated on Friday, escalating a conflict with the Italian automaker. The ministry refused to provide details, however stated it would submit the results to the European Commission, which has examined a previous emissions case involving Fiat. Fiat rejected […]

French prosecutor begins investigation into Fiat Chrysler emissions

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A French prosecutor has started investigated into Fiat Chrysler over accusations that the automaker cheated in diesel emission tests, a judicial source stated on Tuesday. “I can verify that a judicial investigation has been opened into aggravated cheating,” the source stated. The source stated the Paris prosecutor had started the investigation on March 15, as […]

Matthias Mueller is not ruling out merger talks with FCA

CEO Matthias Mueller

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller stated he did not eliminate he might hold merger talks with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, in a significant change of tone by the German automaker towards its Italian-American peer. “I am not dismissing a discussion,” Mueller told journalists after Volkswagen’s annual results press conference. Just recently, Mueller appeared to dismiss […]

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says a General Motors merger still makes sense

CEO Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is still interested in a merger with General Motors, stating on last week that it still made sense after General Motors sold its European operations to PSA Group. Marchionne has long promoted more vehicle market mergers to share the prohibitive expenses of making cleaner and more technically advanced […]

Fiat Chrysler attempting to deal with U.S. diesel emissions issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is still attempting to win U.S. approval to offer 2017 diesel models as the United States government chooses whether to take legal action, CEO Sergio Marchionne stated last week. In January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) alleged the Italian-American automaker of unlawfully utilizing hidden software […]