Polish Watchdog Fines VW Record $32M Over 'Dieselgate'

Law360, London (January 15, 2020, 11:56 AM GMT) -- Poland's consumer watchdog hit Volkswagen with a fine of more than 120 million zloty ($32 million) on Wednesday for misleading consumers about emissions from its vehicles, the highest penalty of its kind.

Volkswagen Group Poland manipulated emissions indicators and misled buyers of its vehicles by claiming they were environmentally friendly, the watchdog has said. (AP) The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection said that Volkswagen Group Poland had manipulated emissions indicators and misled buyers of its cars by claiming they were environmentally friendly.

Marek Niechciał, president of the office, known as UOKiK, said the size of the fine reflects the fact that...

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