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News Volkswagen Pleads Guilty To All Emissions Charges In Canada

Volkswagen Pleads Guilty To All Emissions Charges In Canada

German automaker pleads guilty to all environmental charges

  • Volkswagen pleaded guilty to 60 charges related to  emissions violations this morning in Toronto
  • The federal government of Canada had charged VW with 58 infractions of the Environmental Protection Act
  • Volkswagen had already reached a settlement with Canadian Volkswagen owners in December 2016

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story erroneously stated that a $17.5 million penalty would paid by Volkswagen as a result of the guilty plea. That amount was already accounted in a settlement reached between Volkswagen and Canadian owners in 2016. 

Volkswagen pleaded guilty this morning in Toronto to every charge brought against it in Canada in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal.

The German automaker pleaded guilty to 60 charges and 58 infractions of the Environmental Protection Act. VW was accused in September 2015 of installing cheat devices on its diesel-powered vehicles in order to pass environmental testing.

In December 2016, Volkswagen reached a settlement totaling $2.1 billion with Canadian Volkswagen owners affected by the scandal.

The company was fined $4.3 billion after pleading guilty in 2017 in the United States.

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A total of 128,000 Volkswagen models powered by the company’s TDI diesel engine were imported between 2008 and 2015 with an emissions testing cheat device installed to pass Canadian environmental regulations.

Environment Canada launched an initial investigation into the use of the device a few weeks after news of the scandal broke at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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In December 2016, Volkswagen reached an agreement with affected TDI owners offering to either replace their vehicle, have the engine retrofitted to meet regulations or buy the car or SUV back. Payments ranging from $5,100 to $8,000 depending on the model and the year were also included in the deal.

About 11 million Volkswagen vehicles sold worldwide are said to have been fitted with the emissions testing cheat device.

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