Volkswagen (VW) pleaded guilty in a Canadian court Wednesday to myriad charges stemming from vehicle emissions-cheating.
The auto giant acknowledged it imported to Canada 2,000 Porsches and 128,000 Audis and Volkswagens that contravened pollution standards.
The court heard that some VW employees, “knew that VW was using software to cheat the U.S. testing process,” said prosecutor Tom Lemon. Canada uses U.S. results as its benchmark for vehicle emission pollution measurements.
In December, the company was charged with 58 counts of illegally importing vehicles that violated the Environmental Protection Act, as well as two counts of deceptive information.