Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals

In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, photo, Volkswagen logo is seen on a vehicle displayed at the Auto Expo in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, India. The Volkswagen Group says that it will deposit a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India's green panel for installing software that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

NEW DELHI — Volkswagen Group said Friday that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software on vehicles that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.

The company said it has challenged the National Green Tribunal's order in India's top court.

Company spokesman Gagan Mangal declined to say Friday whether the company had transferred the money to India's Central Pollution Control Board. The panel set Friday as the deadline for payment.

The company said in a statement that all Volkswagen cars were compliant with emission regulations in India.

The Indian panel said on Nov. 16 that Volkswagen diesel cars contributed to air pollution in the Indian capital due to excess nitrogen oxide emissions.

It said the fine was an interim measure and that it has set up a committee of four experts to fully investigate the issue.

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that the panel said Thursday that it would order the arrest of Volkswagen directors if the company did not pay the fine by Friday.

In 2016, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the United States and agreed to pay a $2.8 billion penalty to settle government lawsuits over emissions cheating. The company also agreed to buy back some vehicles, repair others, pay to mitigate environmental harm and settle lawsuits for a cost of more than $30 billion. About 500,000 VW vehicles were involved in the U.S. cheating scandal.

Must Read

Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside...

Feb 3, 2018

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo

Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt

Apr 22, 2018

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the...

Archaeologists find remains of Roman-era temple...

May 10, 2018

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a temple dating back to the second century

The Latest: Yemen says rebel attack a 'blatant...

Jan 10, 2019

Yemen's government says the drone attack on a military parade held at a military base belonging to...

Bangladesh tries to move stranded elephant to...

Aug 14, 2016

Wildlife officials are trying to bring an elephant to a safari park outside Bangladesh's capital...

About Us

Get all the up-to-date breaking news about politics, business, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, weather, traffic, and local news in a seamless digital environment only in Morning Dispatcher.

Contact us: sales[at]morningdispatcher.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress