In total, 1.2 million vehicles in the UK were affected by the fraud admitted by the German giant in late 201.5.
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“Friendly” solution. German carmaker Volkswagen agreed to pay 193 million pounds (226 million euros) on Wednesday, May 25 to compensate 91,000 British drivers. The latter had initiated legal proceedings against the German company, claiming to be injured in a scandal of stolen engines.
This agreement “Resolves approximately 91,000 claims against various Volkswagen Group companies and vendors in the case of this class action in the UK and Wales”, The car manufacturer said in a statement. A British court had ruled on behalf of drivers two years ago, but had not yet ruled on compensation.
In addition to the declared total, the vehicle group notes contributing to legal costs and other costs of complainants.
In total, approximately 1.2 million Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars were damaged in the UK by fraud identified by the German giant in late 2015. The London High Court ruled in April 2020 that Volkswagen had performed well. “fraudulent software” that violates European laws on vehicles sold in the UK, in order to pass emissions standards.
The diesel car, which has led to legal action in many countries, has already cost Volkswagen more than 30 billion euros.