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August 9, 2016

Italy fines VW EUR5m over diesel emissions

Italy's anti-trust agency has fined Volkswagen Group EUR5m for allegedly misinforming car buyers over diesel emissions results. At first sight, it’s another blow for the company as part of the fallout from the so-called ‘dieselgate’ emissions crisis that blew up last September in the US.

Italy's anti-trust agency has fined Volkswagen Group EUR5m for allegedly misinforming car buyers over diesel emissions results. At first sight, it's another blow for the company as part of the fallout from the so-called 'dieselgate' emissions crisis that blew up last September in the US.

However, the sum itself is small – especially when compared with the USD15.5bn settlement VW has agreed in the US.

Reuters reported that the Italian agency (the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) would impose the 'highest fine in its power' on Volkswagen , which it said had marketed diesel-powered cars that had been tested for polluting emissions using a software that gave artificially low results.

The report also said that VW said it plans to challenge the fine at an administrative court.

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