Fiat Chrysler Agrees To $800 Million U.S. Diesel Emissions Settlement

The state of Oklahoma will receive more than $2.2 million from a settlement with two companies caught in a vehicle emissions scandal.

Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch GmbH agreed to pay tens of millions to Oklahoma and 49 other U.S. states and territories that joined a multidistrict lawsuit. Bosh will split more than $98 million and Fiat Chrysler $72.5 million among the states and territories.

Federal regulators discovered Fiat Chrysler used undisclosed and illegal software to cheat U.S. emissions tests for more than 100,000 diesel vehicles, according to the Oklahoma lawsuit. Bosch reportedly supplied the software.

“These companies deceived thousands of Oklahomans who thought they were being good stewards of the environment by purchasing an environmentally friendly vehicle,” Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a statement to The Oklahoman. “For these companies to take advantage of that is inexcusable. That is why it is important for states to act and hold companies accountable when they mislead the public.”

Source : https://newsok.com/article/5623790/oklahoma-to-get-22-million-from-emissions-lawsuit-settlement

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