Volkswagen must pay compensation to owners of the cars with emissionscheating software


Highest civil court in has ruled on Monday that Volkswagen must pay compensation to a motorist who had bought one of its diesel minivans fitted with emissions-cheating software.

There are about 60,000 other similar cases in . A one-off payment will be offered by the company, evaluating each case, with depreciation taken into account. “Volkswagen is now seeking to bring these proceedings to a prompt conclusion in agreement with the plaintiffs. We will therefore approach the plaintiffs with the adequate settlement proposals.” By the way, VW has paid out more than €30bn in fines, compensation and buyback schemes worldwide since the scandal first broke in 2015. Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to cheating emissions tests on diesel engines and it was a scandal. European authorities instead forced the company to update its engine control software and fined it for and administrative lapses.

“The verdict by the BGH draws a final line. It creates clarity on the BGH’s views on the underlying questions in the diesel proceedings for most of the 60,000 cases still pending,” Volkswagen said about the latest . The carmaker also said it had paid out a total of 750 million euros to more than 200,000 separate claimants in who had opted against individual claims and instead joined a class action lawsuit brought by a German consumer group.


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