Fiat Chrysler to settle United States diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion

11 Janvier, 2019, 02:54 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Fiat Chrysler to settle United States diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion

Following extensive negotiations, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of California and an assortment of other entities over its "noncompliant diesel vehicles".

The settlement includes $311 million in total civil penalties, up to $280 million to resolve claims from diesel owners, and extended warranties worth $100 million.

The multinational auto manufacturer will pay $305 million to the state of California and the federal government, recall around 104,000 vehicles, pay vehicle owners an average of $2,500 in compensation, and pay approximately $78 million in litigation and other penalties.

Federal officials allege that the 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram pickups, made between 2014 and 2016, were equipped with diesel engines programmed to run pollution controls during lab tests that would turn off under certain conditions on the road. German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH, which provided some diesel components for the vehicles, also agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve claims from diesel owners.

The case, announced by the state Department of Justice and the California Air Resources Board, is similar to the multibillion-dollar settlement made by Volkswagen over the use of the rogue software.

Fiat Chrysler will agree to corporate governance reforms meant to prevent future emissions violations under the agreement, the person said.

Knicks talking possible Kanter trade with Kings
Throughout his National Basketball Association career, Kanter has played with three different teams in seven-and-a-half seasons. Kanter carries an $18.6 million salary this season, while Randolph is earning $11.7 million.

Chelsea reject Barcelona bid for Willian - and offer of Brazilian forward Malcom
But the Brazilian has failed to make an impact in La Liga and has been a bit-part player for Valverde this season. Sarri would likely prefer to hold on to the player this month, but the club may be interested in moving him on.

Salvini says Italy will work with Poland to build new Europe
Macron responded by saying , "I will not give anything away to the nationalists and those who defend hate speech". Mr Salvini has been forming alliances with other prominent Central Europeans, too.

Under the terms of the settlement, FCA will recall and fix more than 100,000 diesel-powered vehicles in the United States.

The settlement marks the conclusion of a lawsuit first brought on by the Justice Department in 2017.

"Fiat Chrysler broke those laws and this case demonstrates that steep penalties await corporations that engage in such egregious violations", Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio told a news conference.

Fiat Chrysler has maintained that it didn't deliberately scheme to cheat emissions tests and the company didn't admit wrongdoing. USA officials refrained from accusing the auto manufacturer of intentionally creating software to cheat on emissions tests.

Asked about the message the settlement would send, acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler responded: "Don't cheat".

Conseillé:



Populaire

La soeur d'Eugénie Bouchard témoigne contre un présumé harceleur
Une fois son témoignage terminé, Charlotte Bouchard a tout de même pu pousser un soupir de soulagement. Charlotte Bouchard a témoigné en Cour en anglais aujourd'hui pour faire taire ce présumé harceleur.

Ce que les caméras de surveillance montrent — Procès Nemmouche
Durant ces quelques semaines avant la tuerie, ils se seraient vus plusieurs fois à Bruxelles et Marseille. C'est là que Nacer Bendrer , 30 ans, a été interpellé en décembre 2014.

Candy recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination
Consumers and retailers have been advised to throw away and not to eat the affected sweets purchased after November 14. We are now working with Bauer's sweets , located in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected products.

MI hires Alabama assistant Josh Gattis as new OC
Jerry Jeudy caught 68 passes for 1,315 yards, 14 touchdowns and won the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation's top wide receiver. That offense was hit-or-miss this season at times, and struggled against big-time competition.

About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
But bloating and skin rashes a few hours after eating certain food, though undesirable, do not necessarily equal hypersensitivity. This will help you pinpoint the trouble and the doc can help you figure out how to eat-discomfort-free-in the future.

Cinq régions en pré-épidémie | E-Santé — Grippe
La grippe adore les temps froids et secs, ce qui explique son arrivée tardive en ce début d'année 2019. Fin 2017, 527 cas avaient ainsi été recensés pour 100 000 habitants lors de la même période.

Dramatic Footage Shows Car Slam Into Florida Highway Patrol Vehicle
Espinoza sustained a serious injury and Verbiest suffered an injury described as "non-incapacitating". The images: that of a vehicle smacking into a patrol auto .

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress
Cohen once said he would take a bullet for Trump, who called his former close confidante a "Rat" on Twitter in mid-December. In a statement on Thursday, Cohen said he was prepared "to cooperate and provide the American people with answers".

Overweight people have smaller brains, study suggests
Gayatri Devi, a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY , who was not involved with the study, agreed with the findings. Only five per cent of those invited to participate in the study took part, and that group tended to skew healthier.

Trump Wishes Bezos Luck in His Divorce and Predicts 'a Beauty'
Jeff Bezos was ranked the richest man in the world in 2018 by Forbes, which reports he is now worth more than $136 billion . The Amazon CEO and MacKenzie, who have been married for 25 years, share four children: three sons and a daughter.