A Porsche logo is seen on a new car model at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
BERLIN (Reuters) – German prosecutors have imposed a fine of 535 million euros ($598.99 million) on German luxury carmaker Porsche AG for neglecting supervisory obligations linked to diesel emissions cheating, they said in a statement on Tuesday.
Prosecutors in the southern city of Stuttgart said that the company’s development department had neglected its legal obligations, which ultimately led to the sale of diesel cars in Europe as well as other regions that did not comply with emissions rules.
Porsche, a subsidiary of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen, has not appealed, they added.
Porsche confirmed the fine and said that prosecutors’ proceedings against the company had now come to an end.
Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Thomas Seythal