The European Union believes that everyone should be compensated
That was six years ago Diesel jetVolkswagen has installed software on a number of its models, which means that for a short period of time the cars are emitting less nitrogen oxides than they realize they are being measured.
This placed them on the right-hand side of the emission standards, even though they actually released more nitrogen oxides than the laboratory reports showed.
EU pressure continues
However, the EU has not given in in this case and is now paying compensation to Volkswagen Everyone Customers in the European Union.
– Dieselgate was six years ago. So far, not all consumers have been compensated. There have been court rulings exposing Volkswagen’s unfair treatment of consumers, yet the automaker is unwilling to work with consumer organizations to find appropriate solutions for consumers. As I wrote to the company last year, all consumers should be compensated – not just those who live in Germany, says Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.
reached an agreement
Volkswagen had previously promised to pay compensation to affected customers in Germany – in a settlement, 830 million euros were distributed to 235,000 car owners, that is around 35,000 kroner per customer. In the USA, according to E24, the corresponding settlement in the amount of 15 billion US dollars was distributed to 475,000 customers or around 280,000 crowns each. The company was also recently sentenced to pay damages in Italy and the Netherlands, but an appeal has been filed, according to mstmotor.se.
Volkswagen believes that any compensation beyond the offer is not required as the cars have been modified afterwards to meet emissions requirements.
– Despite recent decisions by the EU and national courts, the company’s position has not changed, which is why the Commission and the EU consumer authorities are increasing the pressure according to a statement by the EU Commission.
Volkswagen has set a production date for its latest gasoline / diesel cars: