Washington, San Francisco Volkswagen is facing the completion of another legal construction site in the US. The corporation has with plaintive vehicle owners and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a solution to the dispute over alleged misstatement of the gasoline consumption of cars of its brands Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Volkswagen agreed. This is clear from court documents from Friday (local time).
If the settlement by the competent US court to be approved, VW would pay around 96.5 million dollars (87.6 million euros). Eligible customers should receive between $ 5.4 and $ 24.3 in compensation each month they owned or leased a car. US judge Charles Breyer is due to decide at a hearing in San Francisco on September 13 whether he will provisionally approve the compromise.
VW emphasized in an opinion that the settlement would not give any admission of guilt or misconduct. However, the EPA ordered that fuel consumption data for around 98,000 2013-2017 model vehicles be corrected. Because the emission of pollutants was also softened with software, carbon credits would also be revoked, according to the authorities.
The US classmates were in the wake of the VW emissions scandal by a report of "Bild am Sonntag" of November 2016 become aware. As a result, the Californian Environmental Bureau Carb had suspected the VW subsidiary Audi of the use of another illegal exhaust technology – suddenly it was no longer just diesel cars, but also to gasoline. The further investigations would then have shown irregularities of the fuel balances, it is said in the comparison request.
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