Dieselgate: VW fined $1.2 billion, CEO arrested by The Good Shopping Guide | Jun 19, 2018 | Ethical Shopping Blog | 0 comments Volkswagen (VW) has been fined $1.2 billion for cheating emissions tests, following action by German prosecutors. The company first admitted to rigging diesel engines to cheat emissions tests in 2015. It has been reported that dieselgate has affected ~10.7 million vehicles sold to customers in the United States, Canada, UK, and worldwide. In addition to this, it has been reported that Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested as part of the probe. VW has accepted the fine, as the company reportedly seeks to move on from the scandal and repair its reputation. In recent months VW/Audi has announced new investment in electric vehicles as well as other sustainability plans. More here.