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VW owners in US receive $9.8B as Dieselgate compensation

07/29/2020 - 10:30

US owners of Volkswagen cars have received more than $ 9.8 billion in compensations for damages for the manipulation of data on the content of harmful substances in the exhaust gas of diesel cars of the German company, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.

According to the commission, more than 86% of car owners preferred that VW bought their cars, or terminated the lease ahead of schedule, without waiting for the defects to be corrected.

Volkswagen, after admitting fraud, promised to repair or purchase more than 550 thousand cars from the owners, notes Deutsche Welle.

In September 2015, the German automaker admitted that it had installed software to manipulate engine compliance tests.

In the United States, the company paid a total of $ 18 billion in fines and compensations due to the scandal.