• Porsche fined over misleading data

    A court in Germany has fined the sports car maker Porsche €20 000 for giving false information about its cars’ fuel consumption and climate emissions in a magazine published by the company.

    The supreme state court in Stuttgart ruled that Porsche has to be honest about its cars’ consumption and emissions, even when such information was presented in journalistic form in a magazine designed to advertise Porsche vehicles. In a case brought by the German NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Porsche was found guilty of continuing breaches of its requirement to give accurate energy consumption information.