ACM fines Volkswagen for misleading practices in diesel scandal
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has established that Volkswagen AG (Volkswagen) misled consumers in the sale of its diesel cars with type EA 189 engines. Volkswagen advertised these cars as environmentally friendly, while the results of emission tests had been manipulated by illegal software. As ACM has established unfair commercial practices, it has imposed a fine of EUR 450,000 on Volkswagen. This is the maximum fine that ACM is able to impose in this case.