Volkswagen to pay out £193m in ‘dieselgate’ settlement

Volkswagen is to pay £193m to more than 90,000 drivers in England and Wales after it settled a High Court claim over the installation of emissions cheating devices in its vehicles. The German carmaker apologised again to customers and said it was working to rebuild trust. The “dieselgate” scandal erupted in 2015 and has led […]

Volkswagen settles UK ‘dieselgate’ claims with £193m payout

Claimants in England and Wales to receive more than £2,100 each after joining legal action against carmaker. Volkswagen has agreed to pay £193m to settle 91,000 legal claims in England and Wales linked to the “dieselgate” emissions scandal that rocked the German carmaker. The claimants will receive average payments of more than £2,100 each after joining the […]

BREAKING: VW Inks £193M Settlement With British Drivers Over Dieselgate

Law360, London (May 25, 2022, 2:38 PM BST) — Volkswagen AG agreed Wednesday to pay British drivers £193 million ($242 million) out of court to settle claims brought by car owners who allegedly bought vehicles installed with devices to rig pollution emissions data. Lawyers say the settlement resolves claims brought by more than 91,000 British […]

Dieselgate: VW gets £248 million in settlement with former execs

Volkswagen reaches compensation agreement with four former execs, including ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn. Volkswagen will receive €288 million (£248m) in compensation payments after reaching a settlement with four former executives, including ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn and former Audi boss Rupert Stadler, over the diesel emissions scandal. The settlement is a major step in the German firm’s attempt to move on […]

VW ordered to pay $20 million in Spanish diesel claim, carmaker to appeal

MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish court has ordered German carmaker Volkswagen to pay 16.3 million euros ($19.8 million) in compensation to people in Spain who bought cars with emissions-cheating devices installed, consumer group OCU said on Monday. The company will appeal the ruling, a spokesman said. After a five-year legal battle, a Madrid court found […]

VW has dished out nearly $10 billion in Dieselgate settlements

That’s a ton of cash to dish out — let alone in just four years. Volkswagen’s diesel engine emissions-cheat fiasco in 2015, quickly dubbed “Dieselgate,” has arguably been the biggest disrupter of the automotive industry over the last decade, at least until COVID-19. Naturally, VW’s deceit elicited one hell of a response from regulators and governments. Since […]

Dieselgate: Volkswagen to pay €830 million settlement to German consumers

Five years after the Volkswagen emissions scandal began, the automaker has reached a settlement with Germany’s consumer federation. The amount is a fraction of what the company was ordered to pay American consumers. Volkswagen reached a “comprehensive agreement” with the German consumer federation VZBV regarding a compensation settlement over the company’s 2015 emission’s scandal, a court in […]