1. Germany accuses Fiat of using illegal emissions device: Govt documents

Germany accuses Fiat of using illegal emissions device: Govt documents

According to the German documents, Italian authorities said their own test results ruled out that there was such an illegal device and they declined to take measures against Fiat.

By: | Berlin | Published: September 1, 2016 6:04 PM
According to the German documents, Italian authorities said their own test results ruled out that there was such an illegal device and they declined to take measures against Fiat. (Reuters) According to the German documents, Italian authorities said their own test results ruled out that there was such an illegal device and they declined to take measures against Fiat. (Reuters)

Germany found unusual increases in the emissions of four Fiat Chrysler vehicles, and Berlin, therefore accuses the Italian-American carmaker of using an illegal device to switch off exhaust treatment systems, German government documents showed on Thursday.

In letters sent to the European Commission and the Italian Transport Ministry on Wednesday and seen by Reuters, Berlin said the test findings by German authorities proved the “illegal use of a device to switch off exhaust treatment systems” by Fiat.

According to the German documents, Italian authorities said their own test results ruled out that there was such an illegal device and they declined to take measures against Fiat.

The German government, therefore urged the European Commission to consult with Italian authorities to resolve the emissions issue, the letter showed.

 

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