The Polish regulatory authorities have brought charges against Volkswagen. They claim that diesel exhaust emissions are too damaging for the environment. The Polish side wants to receive a recovery in the amount of $ 31 million.
Volkswagen got caught with harmful diesel engines in 2015. At that time, the claims of the company were expressed by the US authorities. After that, a wave of discontent swept around the world, and new lawsuits appear literally every 5 years.
It all started with the fact that a German company provided falsified data on the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. For this, Volkswagen used special software.
The company admitted its guilt and began to recall cars from many countries around the world, including Russia. By the way, the Russian authorities then stated that even the real amount of emissions does not exceed the limit, and Volkswagen cars can be used. Having admitted guilt, the manufacturer pledged to pay multimillion-dollar fines.
On January 15, 2020, it became known that Poland wants to receive its collection. The amount of the payment is $ 31 million. The figure is large, but not a record for Volkswagen. In the States alone, the manufacturer has paid $ 4,3 billion in fines.
The Polish side stated that the reason for the imposition of the fine is precisely the falsification of data regarding the amount of emissions. According to the report, over 5 examples of mismatches were found. Poles claim that the problem began in 2008. In addition to Volkswagen, brands were allegedly seen in such shenanigans. Audi, Seat and Skoda.