Diesel-scandal: VW-in-chief Mueller: “We stand by our mistakes and are working on it”
WashingtonDue to the exhaust gas scandal, Volkswagen pays its 650 U.S. dealers a total of 1.2 billion dollars in compensation. The car manufacturer confirmed according to court documents from Friday an agreement with the dealers. On average these each receive 1.85 million dollars. An agreement in principle had met with both sides in August. A Federal judge must give the agreement the green light. The traders were after the announcement of the exhaust gas scandal remained almost a year ago on the diesel cars seat.
The agreement provides for, among other things, that VW buys unsellable Diesel cars from the dealers, bonus payments, and in addition to the required tags for two years waived. In addition, no Diesel vehicles of model years 2016 and 2017 to be sold in the United States, as lawyers for the dealers said. The company had said in September that it was uncertain whether ever again diesel cars in the USA come on the market. Since the end of 2015, the sale of VW was stopped for diesel vehicles in the United States.
diesel gate is for VW is always more expensive
The comparison with class action plaintiffs and the authorities to 18 also. October, be approved by a court. The appropriate documents were filed on Friday by the lawyers. In doing so, the repurchase or the conversion of 475,000 rigged diesel car with 2.0-litre engines. The agreement will cost VW up to 15.3 billion dollars.
No agreement is reached, there are still about 85,000 larger vehicles with 3.0-Liter engines, like the VW Touareg, the Porsche Cayenne and the Audi A8. Currently working on a technical solution to reduce the emissions of these vehicles, explained the Ministry of justice. A court has given the company until the end of October, time, solution, submit proposals for repair. That might have cost VW to analysts ‘ estimate of billion. In addition, penalties to the group, furthermore, because of the Manipulation of the exhaust-gas values.