MILAN, March 2 Tests carried out on Euro-5
diesel vehicles sold in Italy have found no defeat devices,
Italy's transport ministry said on Thursday after publishing a
final report on the investigation.
The probe, conducted on a total of 18 vehicles from various
manufacturers, was launched in the wake of the Volkswagen
emissions cheating scandal.
"Based on the tests, no defeat devices not permitted under
emissions regulations in force in the European Union were
found," the ministry said in a statement.
The final report follows a preliminary one presented to a
European parliamentary committee in October but never officially
published, showing that Fiat Chrysler vehicles were
initially allowed to skip key tests during the investigation.
Those missed tests were later included in the final report.
The tests did not include the seven Volkswagen vehicles
targeted by a judicial probe launched by prosecutors in Italy
and which is still under way.
(Reporting by Agnieszka Flak)