Canada fined Volkswagen for a record amount for the countryJanuary 23, 2020
Concern again fined due to diesel scandal five years ago
Volkswagen Group continues to receive fines for Dieselgate. This time, the Canadian authorities brought charges and fined the concern $ 149.7 million – for the country this is a record amount of a fine for a crime against the environment.
According to Reuters, in December the Volkswagen Group was charged with importing almost 128,000 cars into Canada that violate CO2 emissions standards. The concern was charged with 60 charges, after which he pleaded guilty to a violation of Canadian law on environmental protection.
According to prosecutors, the fine that the concern received is the largest amount of punishment for a country for violating an environmental law. Prosecutor Tom Lemon called the fine unprecedented and said that it was 26 times the previous record penalty.
All the money that the government of the country will receive from Volkswagen will go to support environmental projects at the national level both in large cities and in the provinces throughout Canada.
In early December, another complaint was raised against the concern, and they came from the German authorities. According to them, the Volkswagen Group again underestimates the data on emissions of diesel engines, but this time we are talking about a new engine with the index EA288 (the main wave of the “diesel gate” concerned installations with the index EA189).
In mid-January, the Polish Volkswagen Group office received another record fine from the authorities due to a diesel scandal, amounting to $ 31.6 million.
The scandal itself began in 2015, when the manufacturer admitted that he used special devices and software to circumvent tests for the content of harmful emissions. For all the time of litigation, the total amount of fines reached $ 90 billion. In addition, the concern had to recall about 11 million cars with illegal software.
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