dieselgate scandal

Bans and Lawsuits for VW

Volkswagen used emissions-cheating device: ministry This September 2015 file photo shows a depot for cars imported from Volkswagen at a port in Pyeongtaek on South Korea's west coast. The Environment Ministry said on Nov. 26, 2016, the German auto giant was found to have faked emissions results of some of its diesel models sold in South Korea. (Yonhap)/2015-11-26 11:11:20/ [ Rechtehinweis: picture alliance ]
VW's imported cars in Pyeongtaek on the west coast of South Korea.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The revocation of licenses to sell cars in South Korea will further dent the carmaker’s profits and trust by investors and customers.

  • Facts


    • Volkswagen is grappling to address the Dieselgate scandal which affects 11 million cars worldwide and has set aside €18 billion for legal costs.
    • South Korean authorities have banned the sale of 80 VW models in the country for falsifying data about noise and emissions.
    • South Korea’s fair trade commission is also investigating is whether the carmaker exaggerated claims in its advertising.
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Another day, another series of Dieselgate fallouts for Volkswagen.

The government in South Korea has withdrawn Volkswagen’s license to sell almost all of its cars in the country, the second-most important market for diesel vehicles in Asia. The move affects 80 models, including of subsidiaries like Bentley and Audi.

Volkswagen will additionally be fined €14.2 million for falsifying information about the cars’ emissions and noise levels.

But South Korea’s ban wasn’t the only bad news of the day.

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