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Emissions at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
In September 2015, a study conducted by the General German Automobile Club (ADAC) revealed that the Fiat 500X model emitted more than six times more NOx than under EU-testing standards when being tested using the UN-developed test method (WLTC), which better represents real driving conditions.
The company was not accused of illegal behaviour (e.g. use of defeat devices) by public authorities at that time. In February 2016, however, media reported that independent testing of a Fiat Chrysler 500X 2015 model (Euro 6 diesel) showed that the SUV’s NOx emissions ranged between 11 and 22 times the legal European limits when tested with a ‚warm' engine. more...
Result of the presidential election in the US - impact on the country rating
The 2016 presidential election in the United States finished with an unexpected victory for Donald Trump, winning 289 of the necessary 270 electoral votes. The victory leaves the United States and the world plunging into an uncertain future,. Donald Trump’s presidency will also pose significant threats to global sustainability challenges represented in the oekom research country rating.
Trump rejected climate change as a ‘hoax’ allegedly created to dampen US competitiveness. Once in office, he would cut all payments to global warming programmes and cancel the Paris Agreement. Without the United States’ participation the agreement might become irrelevant. more...