VW fined a billion for cheating on emissions standards

@ 2018/06/14
Hitler's favourite car company was secretly gasing people

Hitler's favourite car company, Volkswagen, has been fined one billion euro over diesel emission cheating by the German government.

The German fine follows a US 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 US anti-pollution tests.

Cheating the tests meant that VW cars could effectively pump nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere during normal use, and then tone them down when they came to be tested. While it was all jolly clever, nitrogen oxide turns the world into a miserable place for anyone who does not have enough money to buy VW shares.

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