According to news Agency Reuters, the South Korean authorities plan to impose fines on the German automakers that violate environmental norms established in the country. It is noted that the company’s Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche will pay a total of 70.3 billion won, which at current exchange rate is 63 $ 100,000.
Media reported that the biggest fine in the amount of 60.8 billion won will pay the company BMW, which account for several serious violations. The South Korean government reported that the Bavarian brand has falsified the results of the environmental tests their cars, and the real emissions are several times higher than normal. In addition, BMW used equipment that does not have the appropriate certificates.
Brands Porsche and Mercedes-Benz will get the sanctions of 1.8 billion won or 7.8 billion won, respectively. It is noted that both companies also had problems with certificates for individual equipment, as the company Mercedes-Benz has imported cars before they received the approval of environmentalists.
In a press-service of the Korean office BMW announced that the company has already started to cooperate with the authorities of the country, and further to prevent such problems corporate rules will become more strict.