Volkswagen admitted to responsibility for the diesel crisis and was not planning to appeal the fines levied against it - Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Volkswagen admitted to responsibility for the diesel crisis and was not planning to appeal the fines levied against it

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Volkswagen AG has been fined $1.18 billion (1 billion euros) by public prosecutors in Germany over diesel emissions cheating in approximately 10.7 million vehicles.

In a release, the automaker admitted to responsibility for the diesel crisis and was not planning to appeal the fines levied against it. The Braunschweig public prosecutors in Germany ordered the fine against Volkswagen for having vehicles available on the market with an impermissible software function between 2007 and 2015, the automaker said in a release.

In January 2017, Volkswagen AG pled guilty to three felonies and agreed to pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties related to its emissions scandal to cheat U.S. anti-pollution tests.


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