The VW group is still wading through the issues that arose from its use of bypass devices for its diesel cars. Porsche, which is a VW umbrella company, was also caught up in the scandal for its diesel-powered SUVs. The fine for Porsche has now been handed down, and while not as large as VW’s, it’s a hefty bunch of money.
German prosecutors have fined Porsche 535 million euro, or about $598 million. The fine is for lapses in supervisory duties that allowed the emissions cheating to happen. The fine follows a 1 billion euro penalty against VW and a fine of 800 million euros against Audi.
The emissions cheating scandal came to light in September of 2018 and is still ongoing. German prosecutors have also pursued individual engineers and managers for lack of oversight that would have prevented the cheating vehicles from hitting the roads.