For the “No duh” files:
All car makers are likely cheating on their emissions testing. Sadly, the VW fiasco was not a one off, now that Fiat-Chrysler has been caught cheating via software on the diesel emissions test.
Truth is, the engineers are clever, and the regulations have C5-A sized loopholes for them to leverage. Perhaps this will lead to an improved testing regimen, one that is much more difficult to game.
Or, perhaps with the new leader of the EPA being a climate denying ass-hat, nothing will happen.
Yesterday (Jan. 12), the federal government announced allegations that Fiat Chrysler has been cheating on emissions tests. According to the allegations, the computers in 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram trucks from 2014, 2015, and 2016 with 3.0-liter diesel engines were allegedly equipped with lines of code intended to fabricate lower emissions. Earlier this…