Volkswagen hit with another fine over emissions cheating

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The company's diesel-powered vehicles weren't able to meet emissions standards without cheating. Photo credit: AAP

German prosecutors have imposed a NZ$1.6-billion fine on Volkswagen over the company's diesel scandal.

The car maker sold more than 10 million cars that had emissions-test-cheating software installed.

The automaker said it accepts the penalty, and does not plan to lodge an appeal.

The company has already spent NZ$28 billion on fines and civil suits since its cheating was revealed in 2015.

Volkswagen cars were found to be turning on emissions controls when the vehicles were being tested, and off when they were being driving normally.

The company's diesel-powered vehicles weren't able to meet emissions standards without the devices.

Newshub.