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Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO
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28th Mar 2021
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen seeks damages from former CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced it will seek damages from its former CEO, Prof Martin Winterkorn, after a six-year investigation. Wintekorn was named alongside former Audi CEO, Prof Rupert Stadler, by Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board as allegedly being the two individuals responsible for the 'Dieselgate' saga, which has resulted in the company paying an estimated $46.5 billion in fines, compensation, and vehicle buybacks.
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Ben Zachariah
European Union now has the power to recall emissions-cheating models – report
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5th Sep 2020
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European Union now has the power to recall emissions-cheating models – report

New laws allow the European Union to recall vehicles found to have breached emissions standards. If a car is found to be non-compliant, the European Commission – the EU's independent executive arm – can revoke that model's certifications, as well as issuing a €30,000 (AU$48,600) fine per vehicle, according to news agency Reuters.
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Dieselgate: Four Audi executives charged by German prosecutors – report
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7th Aug 2020
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Dieselgate: Four Audi executives charged by German prosecutors – report

German prosecutors have charged four Audi executives for allegedly overseeing engine software designed to cheat emissions tests, according to news outlet Reuters. Three of the men were board members at the luxury automaker, while the fourth was previously the head of a department. German prosecutors claim they were involved in deceptive conduct, and have charged the group with fraud, false certification, and criminal advertising.
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Ben Zachariah
Volkswagen fined record $125 million for dieselgate in Australia
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20th Dec 2019
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Volkswagen fined record $125 million for dieselgate in Australia

The Federal Court has fined Volkswagen a record $125 million – $50 million more than the $75 million the German car maker had agreed upon with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – for making "false representations" about the diesel emissions of more than 57,000 cars. It is the highest penalty ever handed down by the Federal Court for breaching Australian Consumer Law.
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Joshua Dowling
Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance
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24th Sep 2019
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Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has been fined €870 million ($1.4 billion) by German authorities for selling vehicles which did not fully comply with regulations regarding oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. It's understood roughly 684,000 diesel vehicles sold in Germany were not compliant with emissions regulations.
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