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VW achieved in the exhaust gas scandal compromise with US-plaintiffs

Wednesday, 21.12.2016, 05:25

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15 months after becoming aware of the exhaust gas scandal, Volkswagen has found a compromise with the U.S. authorities for the affected Diesel vehicles with larger engines.

VW had agreed to repurchase for approximately 20 000 of the total of 80 000 3.0-Liter vehicles with illegal exhaust technology, said of judge Charles Breyer at a hearing on Tuesday in San Francisco. In the rest of the cars in the group should initially receive the Chance of a recall action. The conversion should fail, would have bought this car.

The settlement relates to larger diesel cars from the VW group – it’s expensive models like Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg, but especially to many of Audi’s luxury models. Repurchases are to be offered for older vehicles of model years 2009 to 2012. With the newer models, VW hopes to be able to the forbidden emission Software eliminate, which would save a lot of money. Generally, the comparison confirms that at least 85 percent of the cars will be put into a compliant state, or of the road disappear, otherwise further payments threaten. < p>in Addition to the returns and repairs must pay the group $ 225 million in an environmental Fund and $ 25 million, the use of emission-free cars support.

Also with the lawyers of the affected customers was achieved, according to Breyer, an agreement in essential aspects. The judge spoke of the “substantial compensation” for the diesel owner. Details should be announced at a further hearing on Thursday. What is the new comparison of the VW costs so, it is not yet known. So far, the wolf burgers for the management of loads from the diesel crisis of 18.2 billion euros.

VW had given in September of 2015, according to allegations of the US environmental authorities to have on a large scale for exhaust-gas tests manipulated. In the case of smaller diesel Liter cars with 2.0 engines had agreed the group with U.S. claimants already on a up to 16.5-billion-Dollar settlement.

The automotive suppliers, Bosch is accused of fraud in the United States because of involvement in the Exhaust gas, and also achieved an in-principle agreement with the U.S. plaintiffs. Details on this Breyer is not called. The American media had previously reported, a comparison could cost Bosch more than $ 300 million.

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