The car manufacturer Opel accepted a fine of 64.8 million euros in the diesel scandal.

The public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt imposed the fine because several Opel diesel models emitted significantly higher levels of pollutants than the Federal Motor Transport Authority stated.

As a spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday morning, the authorities closed the investigation against Opel “for breach of documentation obligations” in the approval of the diesel models with a corresponding fine in February.

This has now been paid, said the spokeswoman.

There will therefore not be a process based on the Volkswagen model at Opel.

First the "Hessischer Rundfunk" reported.

"No detection of an illegal defeat device"

The proceedings against six responsible managers were discontinued because of minor guilt or against payment of conditions.

Opel attaches great importance to the determination that the notice of the fine does not contain any allegation of an intentional act or a criminal offense, in particular no fraud.

"It also does not contain a statement of an illegal defeat device," said a company spokesman.

Opel is still fundamentally convinced that all vehicles have complied with the legal requirements at all times.

The investigation was initiated by the German Environmental Aid Association.

In 2018, the Federal Motor Transport Authority imposed a mandatory recall on Opel models that had emitted significantly higher levels of pollutants on the road.

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