Daimler pays 870 million euros in fine - page 1

The prosecutor Stuttgart has imposed in the wake of the diesel scandal against the carmaker Daimler, a fine in the amount of 870 million euros. Reason is a negligent breach of supervision in a department dealing with vehicle certification, as the prosecution said. This had led to the fact that the diesel vehicles were granted permits, although the emission of nitrogen oxides in the cars partially did not meet the regulatory requirements.

Daimler wants to appeal against the decision no appeal. The fine will have no effect on the result in the third quarter, said the car maker. The public prosecutor's office refers essentially to the recall decisions of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). That had issued decisions against 684,000 vehicles. Daimler had objected to this. The car maker wants to maintain this, in order to gain clarity in the interpretation of the legal norms for the future.

Previously, other automakers had been fined. BMW had to pay a fine of 8.5 million euros for failures in the exhaust gas scandal. The automaker had installed faulty emission control systems in thousands of diesel cars, which is a negligent breach of duty of the company, said the prosecutor Munich I. However, one could not prove a fraud.

In addition to BMW and Daimler, Volkswagen and Audi also had to pay € 1 billion and € 800 million fines for infringement of supervisory duties last year. However, against their employees fraud continues to run because of the diesel scandal.