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Mitsubishi forced to redo fuel economy tests by EPA

Just days after it admitted to improperly testing the fuel consumption of its cars in Japan since as far back as 1991, Mitsubishi has been asked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct new tests for all vehicle models sold in America, according to Reuters. Mitsubishi has taken the liberty to test 2013-17 model year vehicles and they meet all established ratings. 

EPA spokeswoman Laura Allen said Mitsubishi needs to “provide additional information regarding their U.S. vehicles. The agency will be directing the company to conduct additional coast down testing for vehicles sold in the U.S.”

Since Mitsubishi’s public confession, the company has lost half its market value, representing some $3.9 billion USD.

While Mitsubishi has failed to comply with Japanese testing standards, it assured on Tuesday that appropriate testing methods were used on vehicles sold in the U.S., and that there are no indications of data manipulation in vehicles sold in other overseas markets.