The Financial Police and the Customs and Monopolies Agency seized, on Wednesday May 15, 119 Fiat Topolino and 15 Fiat Topolino turtlenecks coming from Morocco. The newspaper reported the news the Tyrrhenian. In fact, electric vehicles that could be driven even by 14-year-olds had stickers with the Italian flag on the doors, which is why Fiamme Gialle soldiers and state agency officials defied Stellantis for the misleading indication of the origin of the product. “They are not made in Italy but manufactured in Morocco and arrived in Livorno on a cargo ship”, is the reason for the seizure. The Italian-French company itself intervened in the incident and announced, through a spokesperson, that “it was decided to intervene on the seized vehicles with the withdrawal of the small stickers subject to authorization from the authorities”.

According to what Stellantis itself reports, the sticker “had the sole purpose of indicating the entrepreneurial origin of the product – explains the spokesperson – In fact, the design of the new Topolino, which is a historic car for Fiat since 1936, has been designed and developed in Turin by a team of professionals from the Fiat Style Center of Stellantis Europe SpA, an Italian company. In addition – he continues – the company, since the presentation of the new model, has always been clear in declaring that it was made in Morocco. We therefore believe that we have acted in full compliance with the regulations, by transparently communicating the country of production of Topolino, without any misleading intention towards consumers.” The alleged offense is the sale of industrial products with false indications, for which , underlines the Livorno newspaper, the Stellantis Europa prosecutor is under investigation According to investigators, the tricolor flags on the doors were considered “misleading signs for the end consumer. legal filing in the Leonardo Da Vinci terminals and at Cilp, the port workers' company, where they disembarked.

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