Video: Mercedes-Benz Received A Huge Fine For Cars With "dirty" Exhaust
The prosecutor's office in Stuttgart, Germany, where Daimler's headquarters is located, fined the concern for deliberately underestimating the emissions of produced cars. The amount to be paid by Daimler includes the fine for breaking the law in the amount of four million euros, as well as the illegally obtained profit, which was estimated at 866 million euros. All funds must be paid within six weeks to the treasury of the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg.
- According to the investigation, since 2008 Mercedes-Benz has sold about 684 thousand cars, the engines of which did not meet the EU standards for emissions of nitrogen oxides and other harmful substances.
- Daimler has no plans to appeal the re-examination and has agreed to pay the full amount. According to representatives of the concern, it is in their interests to close this case as soon as possible. They also added that the amount paid out will not affect the previously published profit forecast.
The Daimler concern came under scrutiny by the authorities after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accused Volkswagen of using "deceptive" software on more than 11 million vehicles worldwide in 2015. The total losses of the VW group have already exceeded 30 billion euros.
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