News Digest Item
02 Sep 2016

“Germany goes to EU with accusation of Fiat emissions cheating”


Germany has accused Italian carmaker Fiat of using illegal software for its emissions treatment systems, according to a Reuters report. A transport ministry letter to the European Commission, seen by Reuters, said that tests by German authorities could prove the "illegal use of a device to switch off exhaust treatment systems" and urged the Commission to consult with Italian authorities to resolve the issue. A Fiat spokeswoman said that the company's cars conform to current emissions rules and do not contain so-called defeat devices.

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