German Dieselgate victims earn VW pay-out

Euractiv | Feb 28, 2020 at 4:18 PM
  • Volkswagen is set to pay €830 million in compensation to Germans who have bought a car fitted with emissions test-duping technology.
  • Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, the consumer group, announced on Friday (28 February) that a collective settlement has been reached with the automaker, meaning 260,000 consumers affected by Dieselgate are now entitled to compensation.
  • VW insisted on the tight deadline because Germany’s Federal Court will start deciding on 5 May if individual compensation claims for damages have a legal basis.