FCA Voluntarily Updating its Euro 6 Diesel Calibrations

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FCA just announced that it will voluntarily update its Euro 6 emissions calibrations of existing cars ahead of the upcoming RDE (Real Driving Emissions) standards. The automaker says it “is taking proactive steps to prepare its emissions calibrations to more quickly adapt to the developing RDE standard.”

Despite the move, FCA notes that its vehicles meet current Euro 6 standards and is “not mandated or requested by any regulatory authorities.” The automaker also reiterated that none of its diesel vehicles feature a so-called cheat device that activates during emissions testing, and that they meet NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) standards during official testing procedures.

Beginning April 2016, all new FCA diesel vehicles sold in Europe will feature the new calibrations. Additionally, customers of existing Euro 6 FCA vehicles can have their vehicle calibrations updated for free.

FCA will also work to expand its use of Active Selective Catalytic Reduction (or SCR) technology in its diesel engines beginning the second quarter of 2017 ahead of upcoming regulations.

The automaker hopes the moves will allow it to meet increasingly stricter future emissions standards as well as address governmental and consumer concerns over diesel emissions in light of the recent Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal. Recently, French automaker Renault recalled certain models for having higher than allowed NOx emissions.

Source: FCA