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German authorities launch investigation into Porsche petrol emissions – report
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27th Aug 2020
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German authorities launch investigation into Porsche petrol emissions – report

German authorities have launched an investigation into potential emissions regulations-cheating software on Porsche petrol models, according to news outlet Reuters. The Federal Motor Transport Authority – Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, known as the KBA – initiated the probe after Porsche informed officials it had begun an internal investigation into the matter.
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Fiat-Chrysler offices raided, EU delays antitrust ruling – report
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23rd Jul 2020
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Fiat-Chrysler offices raided, EU delays antitrust ruling – report

Offices belonging to Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) have been searched by authorities in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, in relation to an emissions probe by Germany authorities. According to a report by news outlet Reuters, the raids were initiated by German prosecutors looking into potentially illegal engine management software used by Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep models. The software is suspected of defeating emissions detection devices.
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Canada fines Volkswagen $218 million for Dieselgate emissions
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23rd Jan 2020
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Canada fines Volkswagen $218 million for Dieselgate emissions

Volkswagen and a Canadian judge have agreed to a C$196.5 million ($218.5 million) fine after the automaker pled guilty to 60 counts of illegally importing into the country diesel cars that secretly exceeded limits placed on oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. As part of its guilty plea, Volkswagen admitted it had imported 128,000 Volkswagen and Audi cars, and around 2000 Porsche vehicles, which breached pollution standards.
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Car News Daily: Your daily download
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25th Sep 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

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25th Sep 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

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Volkswagen CEO and chairman charged with Dieselgate offences in Germany
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24th Sep 2019
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Volkswagen CEO and chairman charged with Dieselgate offences in Germany

German prosecutors from Braunschweig have filed charges against three current and former Volkswagen executives for failing to warn investors early enough about the financial implications of the Dieselgate emissions cheating scheme. The three men charged are the Volkswagen Group's current CEO Herbert Diess, its current chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch, and Martin Winterkorn, the company's CEO at the time the scandal broke.
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Daimler to be fined up to $1.6 billion for diesel emissions violations - report
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11th Aug 2019
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Daimler to be fined up to $1.6 billion for diesel emissions violations - report

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is reportedly looking at a massive fine due to the use of emissions testing defeat devices on a number of its most popular vehicles. According to Der Spiegel, prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany, are planning to fine the automaker between €800 million and €1 billion ($1.3 and $1.6 billion).
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