2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Fiat Chrysler rejects the accusation of exhaust gas manipulation and at the same time rejects comparisons with VW. "Anyone who compares us with the German company has smoked something illegal," said CEO Marchionne.
The head of the Italian-American car company Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has sharply rejected allegations of exhaust gas manipulation and a comparison with Volkswagen. "We have not committed any fraud. Our case is in no way comparable to that of Volkswagen," said Sergio Marchionne in an interview with Italian media published in the newspaper "La Repubblica" on Friday. "Anyone who compares us with the German company has smoked something illegal."
For months, FCA has been in contact with the US EPA. "Our emissions have been reported very clearly." He is very upset about the allegations.
Suspicion from the EPA
In the USA, the industry giant is suspected of having falsified the emission values of nitrogen oxides in around 100,000 diesel vehicles. The US Environmental Protection Agency announced this on Thursday. It is about emission control software that Fiat Chrysler did not disclose and so violated environmental laws.
He hopes that the upcoming change of government from US President Barack Obama to Donald Trump will not play a role in the case. "Apparently there was someone at the EPA who had to close the dossier before the new government came in," said Marchionne. "But I hope it's not a political issue." (dpa)