WOW Diesel Washington! You must be a physic. 18 months later and the EPA is at FCA's throat. Is there a thread on going?
Given that two of the implicated brands are also under the FCA umbrella, it wouldn't be that surprising if the Ram EcoDiesel also employed a similar strategy. One can only be sceptical considering that the Ram EcoDiesel leads its segment with 2 MPG highway over its closest competitor, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost F-150.“The issue is a systemic one” across the industry, said Nick Molden, whose company Emissions Analytics tested the cars. The Guardian revealed last week that diesel cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and Jeep all pumped out significantly more NOx in more realistic driving conditions. NOx pollution is at illegal levels in many parts of the UK and is believed to have caused many thousands of premature deaths and billions of pounds in health costs.
All the diesel cars passed the EU’s official lab-based regulatory test (called NEDC), but the test has failed to cut air pollution as governments intended because carmakers designed vehicles that perform better in the lab than on the road. There is no evidence of illegal activity, such as the “defeat devices” used by Volkswagen.