Auto VW Dieselgate whistleblower highlights exposé impact on India emission norms Updated : May 13, 2019 09:14 PM IST Kappanna believes that diesel cars will become more expensive for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) under stricter regulations. Kappanna, who is fresh off a lay off from GM, also warned of maintaining a balance between environmental concerns and the auto industry's growth. Volkswagen is also facing a Rs 500 crore fine form the National Green Tribunal in India for the use of its cheat devices here. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.