Dieselgate victims earn VW pay-out

3rd March 2020 / NewsBits
  • Volkswagen is set to pay €830 million in compensation to Germans who have bought a car fitted with emissions test-duping technology. A top consumer protection group said the offer is “not generous” and is a fraction of what US drivers were awarded.
  • Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, a  consumer group, announced on Friday (28 February) that a collective settlement has been reached with the automaker, meaning 260,000 consumers affected by Dieselgate are now entitled to compensation.
  • In September 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency discovered that Volkswagen had installed so-called cheat devices on certain models, in an attempt to game emissions test. The practice was later found to have been carried out across the world.
  • VW has now agreed to pay between €1,350 and €6,257 to each German driver that has subscribed to a collective case, depending on the age and model of their cars. Legal advice is included in the settlement offer, which was finalised after independent auditors gave the green light.

Source: EUractiv

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