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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Cummins engines are preparing to fight a class-action lawsuit accusing them of cheating on diesel emissions tests. Lawyers representing owners of older 2500 and 3500 Dodge Ram trucks filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit last year in a case similar to charges made by government agencies and […]

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The Dodge Charger Hellcat has been compared to Tesla’s P85D as an alternate “world’s fastest” sedan, and while that is one point of contention, there’s also a stark contrast in sales practices over the electric versus gas-powered muscle cars. While Tesla has fought for its factory direct sales model as a more ethical way, a […]

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Presently Chrysler-Fiat is promoting its 3.0-liter V6 diesel for its pending Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 pickup due to be launched in a few months, but it has General Motors to thank for underwriting this engine’s development. Ironically, the ad copy on the Ram truck marketing page proudly states: “The industry’s only light duty […]

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The Chrysler minivan, a bread and butter vehicle for the company since 1984, has never been known as a paragon of advanced technology—other than cupholders and other consumer-pleasing tech like power side doors and Stow-and-Go seats. Adding a hybrid system makes sense for a family-oriented people-mover like the minivan. Chrysler has been losing market share […]

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Chrysler confirmed its plans today to release a hybrid version of the Dodge Ram pickup in 2010. Frank Klegon, Chrysler executive vice president of product development, said the hybrid Ram was part of the company’s efforts to revive the company’s product portfolio. Chrysler’s timeline puts the company about two years behind General Motors, which will […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with BMW, Intel, and Mobileye to develop autonomous veghicles. The automaker says its aim is to be the first automaker with these partners – which themselves joined in July 2016 – to bring their autonomous vehicle platform to market. FCA said it will […]

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Geely, Great Wall, and Guangzhou are all interested in acquiring the mainstream Fiat-Chrysler brands.

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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 […]

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Engine maker Cummins is going to build electric motors for use in buses in cities across the world. The company will start building these electric powertrains for buses in 2019. It said it sees more commercial and industrial opportunities in the future, especially as battery ranges improve. Cummins has long been known for making diesel […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed that it has received subpoenas from federal and state authorities over alleged cover up of diesel emissions in some of its vehicles. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday, FCA reported that agencies such as SEC and U.S. Department of Justice have delivered subpoenas to the automaker. The company […]

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