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VW Diesel Researchers Release FCA Test Results

The University of West Virginia researchers who uncovered Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal have released test results showing that diesel-powered Fiat-Chrysler vehicles spewed as much as 20 times the legal emissions level, Bloomberg reports.

VW's 3.0L Settlement Approved by Judge

A federal judge has signed off on Volkswagen's settlement with regulators to resolve civil claims over diesel vehicles powered by its 3.0L V-6 TDI engine, the company has announced.

French Probe FCA Diesel Emissions Tests

The French investigation into FCA diesel emissions testing procedures opened on March 15, 2017. Following Volkswagen's admission in 2015 of cheating on U.S. diesel emission tests, several European countries launched their own tests on vehicle emissions.

First German Fleet Sues VW Over Diesel Emission Scandal

Fish distributor Deutsche See is suing Volkswagen for misrepresenting fleet vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly. It is the first major German fleet customer to sue VW over the diesel-testing scandal. Deutsche See leases approximately 500 vehicles from Volkswagen.

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

South Africa Fleets Look to Clean up Diesel Emissions

Nearly 8,000 diesel vehicles were tested for dark smoke emissions in a 12-month period, with 68 failures and fines issued totaling just under R30,000 (US$2,080), the City of Cape Town, according to a report by ENCA.

Motorlease to Allow No-Penalty Returns of VW Diesels

Motorlease Corp. will allow its lessees of Volkswagen diesel vehicles to return the vehicles without penalty by waiving early termination fees and excess mileage charges, the fleet management company said.