Fiat Chrysler Automobiles accused of using emissions of tricks device; 600,000 European cars potentially affected.

More than 700,000 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cars in Europe and America are potentially equipped with the emissions traps of software, with 600,000 of these in Europe alone, according to a report published in the Financial Times.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has publicly accused her of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of the use of tricks similar software to that used by Volkswagen in the Dieselgate emissions of scandal, according to Reuters.

FCA coaches accused of cheating include the Dodge Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, which are equipped with the manufacturer’s 3.0-litre diesel engine in the more than 104,000 of which have been sold in the united states – with cars sold from 2014 supposed to be equipped with a software that allowed excess emissions of diesel’.

According to the Society of motor Manufacturers And Traders (SMMT), the number of vehicles equipped with the implicated 3.0-litre diesel engine in the uk is 4235, although it is not yet clear if all applications of this engine have the software. However, the BBC reports that the Department of Transport (DfT) has asked the EPA for more details on the subject.

This is not the first time that the FCA have been mentioned in the emission of disputes; Fiat had to respond to the German regulators last spring, before being accused of using one of the emissions of a cheat device in the month of October.

In the middle of the Volkswagen emissions of scandal at the beginning of 2016, the FCA also published a spontaneously release saying that their cars don’t be fooled emissions tests.

Volkswagen US emissions scandal that has led to the arrest of two employees of a high level and the charges held against the five, believed to be in Germany. The manufacturer agreed to pay $4.3 billion (£3.55 bn) fine to us regulators as part of an agreement.

FCA released the following statement in response to EPA’s allegation: “FCA US is disappointed that EPA has chosen to issue a notice of infringement with respect to the control of emissions of the technology used in the company’s 2014-16 model year light-duty 3.0-liter diesel engines.

“FCA US looks forward to the opportunity to meet with the EPA division of compliance and the representatives of the new administration to demonstrate that the FCA US emissions control strategies are properly justified and, therefore, are not” the defeat of the devices; in accordance with the applicable regulations, and to resolve this matter expeditiously.”