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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is ready to go “very aggressively” after automakers who’ve cheated on diesel emissions rules as did Volkswagen AG. While being known for fighting the EPA in recent years, Pruitt said in interview that he’s quite serious about enforcing rules that VW admitted breaking in September 2015. Most recently, […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first began to suspect Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal emissions control device on its EcoDiesel V6 engine back in 2015, it has been revealed. According to emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, EPA regulators first approached FCA about its alleged use of an emissions control device in […]

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New York has approved testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The state becomes the latest state to welcome the testing of self-driving cars on its roads and is currently accepting applications from companies interested in testing vehicles during a year-long pilot program. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are 13 states […]

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Waymo will be adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans to its self-driving test fleet. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is adding to its working relationship with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit after having provided 100 Pacifica Hybrids to the project late last year. Waymo has worked closely with FCA engineers at the automaker’s Michigan facility […]

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board issued notices of violation to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles for alleged software that increases air pollution on certain Jeep and Ram diesel vehicles. The EPA and CARB accused the manufacturer of not disclosing emission control software that it is legally required to, saying the software adversely […]

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Today Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that his company’s partnership with Google on autonomous vehicles is just the “first phase” of larger relationship. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is working to put Google’s autonomous driving system in 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans. “This first phase of the operation is very targeted. It’s designed to take Google […]

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It’s now official. FCA and Google have teamed up to expand the tech giant’s self-driving car program. Up until now, Google has mostly used Toyota and Lexus models for its self-driving car prototypes, but soon we will be seeing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan sporting Google’s gear. The automaker announced that the first-of-its-kind collaboration […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne wants to build the Apple car. Speaking to Bloomberg at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Marchionne admitted that he’s interested in working with Apple to develop and manufacture its car. The CEO describes himself as an “Apple freak” and said he owns every kind of product the tech […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay a $70 million fine to conclude a U.S. investigation. The company is being fined after it admitted in September that it failed “to provide Early Warning Report data to NHTSA as required by the TREAD Act of 2000.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the time called […]

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Seeing sales on the rise, FCA is investing in order to have the capacity to build more eight-speed TorqueFlite transmissions. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC stated it will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite […]

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