Dieselgate will cost Fiat Chrysler 650 million dollar in US
The Italian-American car concern, Fiat Chrysler, has achieved an agreement with American authorities to pay off 650 million euro for installing emissions-cheating software in about 104.000 diesel cars in the US to forge the emissions of the cars, as was reported on Wednesday by the New York Times.
Jeeps and SUVs
The car manufacturer always denied having committed fraud wilfully but the company, nevertheless, put 713 million euro aside for the possible consequences of the case.
The car group has to pay a 305 million fine and has to transfer 2.500 dollar to each owner of the involved cars, being Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Dodge Ram pickups built between 2014 and 2016, totaling more than 260 million dollar.
On top of that, Fiat Chrysler also has to pay about 72 million dollars to settle civil proceedings of several American states and another 6 million dollar for other suits.
The agency for protection of the environment (EPA) had filed a complaint against the group in 2017 for the installation of emissions-cheating software.