2/8/2019

German Prosecutors May Fine Bosch Over Diesel Cheating

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Prosecutors in Stuttgart are pondering whether to fine Robert Bosch GmbH for supplying Volkswagen AG with software used by the carmaker to evade diesel emission standards.

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Prosecutors in Stuttgart acknowledge they are pondering whether to fine Robert Bosch GmbH for supplying Volkswagen AG with software used by the carmaker to evade diesel emission standards, Reuters reports.

VW Group has paid more than €27 billion ($31 billion) in penalties for its role in the scandal that broke more than three years ago. The group’s Audi and VW units have been fined €1.8 billion ($2 billion) by German prosecutors to date, Reuters says.

Der Spiegel reported earlier today that VW is deciding whether to seek damages of as much as €1 billion from Bosch for its role in enabling the carmaker to rig 11 million diesels worldwide to cheat on pollution tests. VW has declined to comment.