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Dieselgate: Stellandis fined $300 million in US

Written by Frédéric Kevers

The U.S. arm of Stellandis, formerly FCA, has been fined $300 million for violating the Clean Air Act when calculating the CO2 emissions of its diesel models.

Overview:

A US judge has launched an extensive investigation into Dieselgate, which has taken the former FCA to court for cheating on diesel emissions. In addition to a hefty fine for the group, three FCA US employees were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating the Clean Air Act.

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800 million dollars

In total, Stellandis will pay nearly $800 million, in addition to a $300 million fine, and it has already initiated a class action against more than 63,000 customers for $311 million in civil penalties and more than $183 million in restitution. After all, the former FCA was accused of falsifying emissions declarations for more than 100,000 diesel vehicles sold between 2014 and 2016, mainly Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 pickups.

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While the total may seem significant, it pales in comparison to the more than $30 billion Volkswagen Group paid in the infamous Dieselgate case for more than 600,000 “rogue” vehicles on American soil.

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