Diesel scandal: Volkswagen was fined a billion euros

Дизельный скандал: Volkswagen оштрафовали на миллиард евро

Diesel Volkswagen scandal broke in 2015. Photo: The Verge

The Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig in Germany has fined Volkswagen AG on the € 1 billion in connection with diesel scandal.

Amount includes the maximum possible fine in the amount of EUR 5 million and 995 million euros in the form of return of illegally obtained profits.

Volkswagen agreed with the penalty, admitted his responsibility and will not appeal. The group hope that the payment of the penalty “will have a significant positive effect on the proceedings that are going on in other European countries,” according to a press release from the company.

The investigation revealed that Volkswagen violated the rules of the monitoring during testing of about 10.7 million vehicles equipped with diesel engines.

The cars were sold mounted illegal programs, lowered emissions of harmful substances during testing.

Diesel Volkswagen scandal broke in 2015. He has already cost the automotive concern multibillion-dollar fines that were imposed by the US authorities.

In addition, in Germany the Chairman of the Board of the automaker Audi (“daughter” of Volkswagen) Rupert Stadler was charged in the case of the investigation of manipulations with diesel engines.