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FCA Will Pay 800 Million Dollars for the Problems of Emissions in the US

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will face the payment of 800 million dollars (694.7 million euros) in relation to the emission problem of some of its diesel cars in the US.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will face the payment of 800 million dollars (694.7 million euros) in relation to the emission problem of some of its diesel cars in the US.

FCA US, the US subsidiary of the group, has agreed with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the State of California, other 49 states and US Customs and Border Protection pay approximately 400 million dollars in civil penalties to solve problems related to the case of emissions.

Specifically, it will pay $ 305 million to the EPA, the Department of Justice and the CARB, $ 13.5 million to the California Attorney General’s Office, $ 6 million to Customs and Border Protection and $ 72.5 million to other state attorneys general’s offices.

American country. It will also pay 19 million to the state of California, while also financing the upgrade of 200,000 high efficiency catalytic converters through the aftermarket. In addition, FCA has resolved a class action lawsuit filed by a group of private consumers and must pay another 400 million dollars to cover the cost of extending the guarantee of the affected vehicles, and also other activities aimed at reducing its environmental impact.

The automobile group has already provisioned 713 million dollars in its third quarter results in 2018 for possible sanctions in the case of emissions. FCA US will update the emissions control software of some 100,000 vehicles of the Ram and Jeep brands manufactured between 2014 and 2016, and equipped with EcoDiesel V6 3.0-liter engines.

Each owner and current tenant (and previous) of one of the affected cars can receive an average compensation of $ 2,800. In January 2017, the EPA accused the consortium of using illegal software that altered the emissions of some of its vehicles.

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