Volkswagen Groups Latest Legal Troubles

As if that wasn’t enough, Environment and Climate Change Canada is conducting an investigation of their own into the diesel engines produced by Volkswagen. They have stated that if their findings contain sufficient evidence of having breached the regulations set to control vehicle emissions, “enforcement action will be taken in accordance with the Compliance and Enforcement Policy of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act”, adding to the cost already accumulated by the lawsuits in the United States.

The amount the automaker will still have to pay in total for these charges is still yet to be determined. If Volkswagen had not pled guilty to the charges in the United States, they would have been looking at potential fines that ranged anywhere from $17 billion U.S. to $34 billion, on top of charges faced in Canadian Courts.

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