VW logo is photographed at the company's headquarters at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/ Ferdinand Ostrop)
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Volkswagen AG could face penalties of up to $18 billion after being accused of designing software for diesel cars that deceives regulators measuring toxic emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.Volkswagen can face civil penalties of $37,500 for each vehicle not in compliance with federal clean air rules. The EPA accused Volkswagen of using software in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009 to 2015 made to circumvent emissions testing of certain air pollutants.
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