"EPA Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Secretly Violating Emissions Standards"

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler of installing secret software that allowed more than 100,000 of its diesel vehicles to emit pollutants above legal levels.

The case has echoes of one against Volkswagen, which on Wednesday pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy as part of a widespread emissions-cheating scheme. In both cases, the government focused on software in vehicles that can adjust emissions levels.

The accusations against Fiat Chrysler also appeared to be part of a last push by the Obama administration to finish investigations and negotiations involving companies."

Hiroko Tabuchi reports for the New York Times January 12, 2017.


"France Investigating Renault For Possible Emissions Fraud" (AP)

Source: NY Times, 01/13/2017