Also, after months of negotiations, the Volkswagen group can be present in the exhaust gas affair in the United States no agreement in the case of larger diesel engines. The competent judge Charles Breyer has shown after a hearing in San Francisco on Friday optimistic that an agreement on the compensation to about 80,000 affected customers could be found. There had been “significant” progress, said Breyer. Details he called. He came in for Monday for a new hearing.
Breyer, increased the pressure on VW to get around 80,000 vehicles concerned with manipulated 3.0-litre diesel engines from the road. On Monday, the lawyers should give again information on the status of the negotiations.
VW is instructed to move the cars with the group subsidiary Audi developed engines by means of technical re-equipment in a compliant state, or to drag through buy-back from the traffic. In the smaller, 2.0-Liter machines VW had already a comparison, which could cost the group up to 16.5 billion dollars (15.8 billion euros) – the most expensive settlement in the history of the automobile.
The scandal of the world about eleven million vehicles with manipulated test values for emissions of nitrogen oxides was blown in September 2015, first in the United States. This Volkswagen plunged into a deep crisis, brought on Ex-Chairman of the Board Martin Winterkorn to the case and led to expensive provisions. Volkswagen has so far placed around 18.2 billion euros on the page, to be able to the cost of the diesel crisis in the shoulders.
After an agreement for the smaller 2.0-Liter was found, drives in the United States in the summer, is a solution of the 3.0-litre Diesel. These motors are stuck, not only in Audi-luxury models, but also in expensive SUVs such as the Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg. A technical re-equipment is considered to be relatively difficult: The applicable limits for nitrogen oxides are in the United States is significantly harder than for example in Germany. A return of the expensive thick buying ships but could be sensitive to go into the money.
at the beginning of November, it was clear in the dispute as a result. But shortly after, reports about possible additional exhaust-gas manipulation at Audi for new unrest. This increases the pressure on VW.
The diesel crisis hits Europe’s biggest carmaker already at an inopportune time: according to the experts, upcoming require rise of the electric motor, as well as the digitization of the industry’s billions in investments. Off the diesel scandal, the previously spoiled by success group from Wolfsburg problems: for years, winning a weak core brand with the blue VW Logo wants to reduce in the coming years worldwide, up to 30,000 jobs, in order to be profitable.