FCA has violated fuel economy requirements. Now the company faces a huge fine

FCA has violated fuel economy requirements. Now the company faces a huge fine

October 17, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Another scandal flared up because of too “gluttonous” cars of 2017 of release

Representatives of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said the U.S. supervisor has charged the company with non-compliance with 2017 fuel economy standards. The concern will be fined $ 79 million for this violation.

According to the laws in force in the country, car manufacturers are required to adhere to average fuel consumption within the limits set by the authorities – 6.36 liters per 100 kilometers. As it turned out, in the 2017 model year, the average FCA in the fleet did not meet this requirement, for which an impressive fine is imposed. Moreover, it is far from the first for the concern: in 2016, the company paid 40 million for cars of 2011, and in 2018 – 77 million for cars manufactured in 2016.

In addition, in September this year it became known about a monetary sanction in the amount of $ 40 million, which was applied to the FCA due to overstatement of car sales. The investigation of this case lasted three years: it was found that in the period from 2012 to 2016, the Italian-American automaker corrected the actual sales data, misleading the shareholders.

The FCA concern includes brands Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ferrari, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati and Ram Trucks. Of these, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati and Chrysler are officially represented in Russia.

In June of this year, a possible merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with Renault was reported. However, the proposal was soon withdrawn. According to the official version of the FCA, the reason was the unfavorable political situation in France. Market experts, in turn, suggested that Renault shareholders failed to agree on a deal with Nissan.