USDOJ Sues Fiat Chrysler Over Diesel Emissions

U.S. Department of Justice Sues Fiat Chrysler over EcoDiesel Emissions Scandal

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Fiat Chrysler America (FCA), alleging that some of its Dodge Ram Diesel Pickup Trucks and Jeep SUVs are cheating on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the government marks the second time the D.O.J. has gone after an automaker alleging use of software on diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution on the road than during Environmental Protection Agency lab…

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Navistar To Pay $9.1M For EGR Diesel Engines

Navistar Close to Settlement with Shareholder for False EGR Diesel Engine Claims

Navistar International Corp. is close to completing a settlement with shareholders over allegations that it made false and misleading statements about the benefits of a diesel engine technology (EGR) that turned out to be a disaster for the company. Shareholders on Wednesday asked Illinois U.S. District Judge Manish S. Shah to give final approval to the lawsuit settlement over Navistar’s so-called reduced-emissions Advanced EGR engine for the heavy-duty truck market….

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EPA Says Chrysler Cheated Diesel Emissions

Dodge Jeep Chrysler EcoDiesel 3.0L Turbo Diesel EPA Cheating Emissions Scandal

The US Environmental Protection Agency has accused a second major car company, Fiat Chrysler, of cheating on its diesel emissions testing by using secret software applications in multiple models. The company’s Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Ram vehicles used “management software” that “increases air pollution” from nitrous oxide for three years, the EPA alleged in a notice of violation issued Thursday. Fiat Chrysler said it was “disappointed” in the citation, and…

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Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5M Clean Air Act Fine

Detroit Diesel $28.5 Million Settlement for US Clean Air Act Violation

Detroit Diesel Corp, a unit of automaker Daimler AG, will spend $14.5 million to reduce pollutants and pay a $14 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act, the Justice Department said on Thursday. The settlement is the latest penalty imposed by U.S. regulators on auto and engine manufacturers for failing to meet emissions regulations. The U.S. government alleged that Detroit Diesel violated the Clean…

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Volvo’s SuperTruck Testing Yields 13 MPG

Volvo Truck History Report

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, exceeding the 50% improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy SuperTruck program compared to a base model 2009 Volvo VN. From the top-of-cab solar panels powering its battery and interior lights, to its ultra-light aluminum frame and highly advanced 425 horsepower 11-liter proprietary engine, the SuperTruck…

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