VW charged in Canada over breaking environment laws

Monday, 09. December 2019 22:21

Canadian Department of the Environment, also known as Environment and Climate Change Canada, announced on Monday that it charged Volkswagen AG over 60 counts of violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

In 58 counts, the automaker was accused of importing 128,000 vehicles that were not in compliance with the country's standards regarding vehicle emissions. "Providing misleading information" was cited as the reason for the remaining two counts. The investigation into Volkswagen's alleged utilization of "software that reduces the effectiveness of the emission control system during normal vehicle operation and use" started in 2015. The first court session is set for December 13 in the Ontario Court of Justice, according to the statement of the agency.

In September, the company's current Chairman of the Board of Management Herbert Diess was charged in Germany also over cheating on emissions tests.

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