19 Jun '17, 4am

West Virginia Center Finds FCA Have Up To 20-Times Allowable NOx Emissions

The university research center that uncovered the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has conducted on-road tests with Fiat Chrysler vehicles greatly exceeding emissions standards. Researchers at West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE) conducted real-world and laboratory tests on two diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and three diesel Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks during 2016. Tests found that route these vehicles released nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions exceeding government standards by 3-to-20 times during on-road driving. While the model years weren’t given by CAFEE, FCA has been investigate by government agencies over emissions violations. In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board issued notices of violation to the automaker for alleged software that increases air pollution on certain J...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/west-virginia-center-finds-fca-...

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