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VW fined one billion euros by German
prosecutors over emissions cheating

Reuters, by Andreas Cremer, Jan Schwartz

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 6/13/2018 1:06:46 PM

Berlin - Volkswagen was fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) over diesel emissions cheating in what amounts to one of the highest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company, public prosecutors said on Wednesday. The German fine follows a U.S. plea agreement from January 2017 when VW agreed to pay $4.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil penalties for installing illegal software in diesel engines to cheat strict U.S. anti-pollution tests. “Following thorough examination, Volkswagen AG accepted the fine and it will not lodge an appeal against it. Volkswagen AG, by doing so, admits its responsibility for

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I´m just curious. Just who gets this money and what can they do with it? Does it go to Germany or the EU? (Do you think these are the same folks that fudge "climate change" numbers?)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Davids918, 6/13/2018 1:35:45 PM     (No. 11662635)

I´ll bet VW has a lot of influence in Germany, which means it has influence in the EU.
I presume they are a big climate change company too, right?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 6/13/2018 1:46:33 PM     (No. 11662645)

Stupid.
They should get a medal for making cars that drive better and get better fuel economy.

Once we got to about the year 2000, refs need no more tightening.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 6/13/2018 1:47:12 PM     (No. 11662646)

Regs, not refs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: greggojo, 6/13/2018 2:04:46 PM     (No. 11662662)

Massive money transfer from business to government. Paid for by consumers, just like everything is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OhMy, 6/13/2018 2:31:33 PM     (No. 11662677)

No good deed goes unpunished. I can understand why US environmentalists shake down VW but now the Germans are doing the same. Do they not realize that the end game is not a cleaner environment but a primitive way of life? Environmentalists should be all forced to walk everywhere now before they impose it on all of us. The engineering failures working in the government can always raise standards so high that the talented engineers in the auto companies cannot meet them. This does not make the cars "dirty" because they are not cleaner than in nature. Electric cars are just as dirty as the plants that generate power. Only a tiny part of that is so called "clean" solar and wind energy. Ozone is produced in nature. Just produce more of it on an industrial scale in cities or in the exhaust pipe if you wish and this will destroy the NOx emissions. Problem solved - and with a diesel less fuel and Co2 as well. The best solution is to defund greedy environmentalists completly and subsidize the Auto industry. Take that and smoke it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: crimea river, 6/13/2018 2:50:16 PM     (No. 11662686)

I´m surprised the German government was able to get as much as $1.2 billion after the 0bama regime shakedown of $4.3 billion.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribald1, 6/13/2018 4:37:48 PM     (No. 11662743)

If you call it a fine, it isn´t a bribe, right?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: citizen, 6/13/2018 4:59:29 PM     (No. 11662757)

Money will end up in Tehran most likely.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 6/13/2018 5:09:09 PM     (No. 11662765)

This is nothing but a shakedown by the Enviro-Nazis. VW Diesels are some of the finest in the world, they just couldn´t pass the ridiculous emission standards setup by the EPA Clean Air Nazis. You can practically inhale the fumes out of a modern Diesel that you would die from in the 1960´s Diesels.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 6/13/2018 5:33:07 PM     (No. 11662789)

Died-in-the-wool Volkswagen family here since the early 60´s....many wonderful vehicles that lasted for literally many decades...and are, for that matter, still being driven!

Enviro-Nazis, indeed! Kind of ironic, isn´t it?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JediJerry, 6/13/2018 5:49:13 PM     (No. 11662806)

The fine will be spread out and added to the cost of new VWs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 6/13/2018 6:07:38 PM     (No. 11662827)

Ouch. Now THAT will hurt the balance sheet.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: franq, 6/13/2018 7:00:35 PM     (No. 11662859)

Coal-fired cars are the answer.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/14/2018 12:03:16 AM     (No. 11663021)

Considering German Engineers have been outstanding in many areas, I wouldn´t own a German car. Nearly 35 years I have owned Camry´s. Incredibly reliable and each one I replaced was better that the one before. Check the cost of repairs for a German car.

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