Fiat Chrysler will pay 700 million dollars for manipulating diesel enginesJanuary 10, 2019
The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Alliance (FCA) will pay more than $ 700 million to settle lawsuits filed against the manufacturer by the US Department of Justice and a group of diesel car owners. They accuse the company of installing special software that allows the machines to emit more harmful substances than provided by law, and falsify data from independent environmental tests.
According to anonymous sources Reuters, FCA will pay $ 311 million to federal and California regulators, about 75 million will be transferred to state authorities investigating violations of the law regarding emissions. The company will also pay $ 280 million to settle the claim on the part of car owners. Untitled amount requested as compensation for environmental pollution.
Previously, the FCA rejected any charges, and the leadership of the alliance stated that it had never tried to develop such software. However, in October last year, the company allocated $ 815 million to cover the damages associated with the investigation. In May 2017, the US Department of Justice ordered FCA to withdraw 104,000 diesel cars and update software. According to the authorities, the actions of FCA led to an excess of the permissible level of nitric oxide, which is the cause of the formation of smog and the development of respiratory diseases.
Volkswagen concern became the participant of the largest scandal in the history of the industry associated with the manipulation of data on harmful emissions. He had to withdraw 11 million cars and pay millions in fines, and the brand’s management received real prison sentences. Nissan also admitted falsification: harmful emissions of 900 export cars did not meet current standards.
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