With the Dieselgate far from ending judicially – the latest sentence forces the Volkswagen Group to pay 226 million euros to some 91,000 British drivers as part of an out-of-court settlement -, the German consortium is scratching its pocket again.
Volkswagen has agreed to pay $80 million (about 76 million euros at current exchange rates) to settle a lawsuit in the US for altering Porsche’s emissions test.
As explained Bloombergowners of Porsche models manufactured between 2005 and 2020 can receive a compensation between $250 and $1,100 per vehicleaccording to a settlement agreement filed in federal court in San Francisco.
This compensation would put an end to the lawsuit for altering the emissions and consumption tests of half a million Porsche vehicles, which has made it clear that the agreement only settles the lawsuit but does not imply that the company accepts responsibility.
“We are committed to providing our customers with transparent data on fuel economy and emissions, and the agreement ensures that customers receive fair reimbursement for any reclassification and repair,” the Stuttgart firm said in statements collected by Bloomberg.
Meanwhile, in Spain, the National Court has recognized a lack of transparency by the Ministry of the Interior when informing those affected of the legal procedures.
The National High Court has ordered the Ministry of Industry to notification to all affected transfer of the file to Germany so that they can request compensation and the deadline for claiming is extended to five years.