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German prosecutors search Fiat, Alfa Romeo offices in emissions probe, Auto News, ET Auto

The searches in Germany, Italy and Switzerland focus on individuals at an international automotive company and an international commercial vehicle manufacturer, the prosecutor's office said in a statement without naming the companies.
The lookups in Germany, Italy and Switzerland target on men and women at an intercontinental automotive business and an intercontinental industrial car company, the prosecutor’s workplace stated in a statement with out naming the companies.

FRANKFURT: Frankfurt prosecutors on Wednesday stated they have been browsing offices as section of an intercontinental fraud investigation into perhaps illegal emissions cheating defeat units uncovered in engines made use of in Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Iveco cars.

The lookups in Germany, Italy and Switzerland target on men and women at an intercontinental automotive business and an intercontinental industrial car company, the prosecutor’s workplace stated in a statement with out naming the companies.

Potentially illegal computer software has been detected in the one.three litre Multijet and one.6 litre Multijet engines made use of in Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Fiat engines as very well as in industrial diesel engines made use of in Iveco and Fiat industrial cars, it stated.

Although these autos passed pollution tests in a laboratory, the autos made use of computer software to largely swap off exhaust emissions filtering though driving on the highway.

The investigation, which is coordinated by EUROJUST, focuses on nine men and women residing in Italy and their actions between 2014 to 2019, the prosecutor’s workplace stated.

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) as well has confirmed that some of its offices in Europe experienced been visited by investigators as section of an investigation by magistrates in Germany and stated it was furnishing whole cooperation.

“FCA is analyzing the applicable documentation in get to appropriately handle any requests that the magistrates may have,” the business stated in a statement.

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