The publication also reported that multiple Chinese automakers are weighing a similar bid for the maker of the Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Dodge brands. So, yes, carmakers may have indeed played a little fast and loose with their emissions testing, but for the EU commission to claim that they are only now recognizing the duplicity of German automakers is a little like Donald Trump Jr. noting that now that you mention it, I may have met with a few Russians.” Credibility, as we are all finding out, is as much when you say as what you say.
Well, according to one study — Supporting Analysis Regarding Test Procedure Flexibilities and Technology Deployment for Review of the Light Duty Vehicle CO2 Regulations — fully 34 per cent of all the improvements European automakers claimed in CO2 reduction between 2002 and 2010 may have been the result of the flexibilities — oh, let’s call them what they really are; outright cheating — allowed during the emissions tests.
Fiat came in 31st and last in Consumer Reports’ report card, getting an overall score on a scale of 1 to 100 of 41. The Italian automaker had a road-test score of 52, and had a rating of poor predicted reliability and earned a fair in owner satisfaction. The automakers allegedly colluded on technical advancements, such as limiting the tank size for chemical cleaning agents (called AdBlue) that filter harmful diesel engine emissions. With its iconic SUV brand slowing down in 2017, it’s no surprise this automaker fell behind its closest competitors in September.
Ride apps have dominated so far this year, with at least four companies in the space securing mega-rounds with automaker participation: Via, Grab, Gett and Careem. With such competition looming, one might suppose that U.S. automakers would embrace tighter domestic efficiency requirements to help them gird for the challenge. In 2010 he was appointed Director of EEML a B2B Conference Organiser, and in 2011 he became CEO of Automaker Media Group which is focused on creating specialist media for the automotive industry in Asia, Europe, & Latin America. It has 71,617 employees and a market capitalization of $15.2 billion, according to Forbes.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has argued for years that industry consolidation is necessary to help automakers meet global fuel economy standards and demands for investments in electric cars and self-driving technology. Carolina is responsible for Automaker TV & Media’s content management including online, publishing and graphics. Below, we set out to quantify combined investment by automakers in startups of all stripes, along with acquisitions, with a focus on how individual automakers compare.