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10 Dec, 2019 10:32

Canada goes after Volkswagen over diesel emissions fraud

Canada goes after Volkswagen over diesel emissions fraud

German automaker Volkswagen (VW), which is the target of lawsuits in more than 50 countries around the world, is now being charged by Canada’s government for faking emissions tests.

The firm faces 58 charges of violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act as well as two other charges of providing misleading information to officials.

VW imported 128,000 diesel engine vehicles, which violated emissions standards, into Canada between 2008 and 2015. The cars were outfitted with software to make it appear as though they produced fewer emissions than they actually did.

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The automaker said that it is cooperating with Canadian investigators and has already prepared a plea deal ahead of its first court appearance in Toronto on Friday.

“At the hearing, the parties will submit for the court’s consideration a proposed plea resolution and seek its approval,” it said. “The details of the proposed plea resolution will be presented at the hearing.”

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The company is facing lawsuits worldwide over the ‘dieselgate’ scandal, which has already cost VW more than $30 billion in fines and compensation for customers. In March 2017, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to charges in the US and was fined over $4.3 billion.

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