Germany Fines Volkswagen $1.2 Billion Over Diesel Scandal
14 Juin, 2018, 10:29 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
Volkswagen AG will pay a 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) fine imposed by German prosecutors for cheating to get around diesel-emissions regulations, closing one chapter in a three-year-old crisis even as new developments arise.
The latest billion-dollar fine follows the car-maker being found guilty for similar offences in the United States, where VW agreed to pay $US4.3 billion ($A5.7b) to resolve both a criminal and civil charge. The fine was imposed by the public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig, a city in Lower Saxony, Germany for organisational deficiencies which failed to prevent "impermissible software functions" from being installed in cars between 2007 and 2015, the report said.
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The €1bn fine does, however, end regulatory offence proceedings against VW, which the Wolfsburg-based carmaker said it assumed would help to settle further administrative proceedings against it in Europe.
"We must plan for interruptions to production in the third quarter", VW chief executive Herbert Diess told workers.
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The German auto maker announced the fine on Wednesday evening, saying it had agreed the "administrative penalty" after an investigation by the public prosecutor in Braunschweig, the city close to the company's Wolfsburg headquarters.
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