VW pays millions in ‘Dieselgate’ settlement in Britain 25.05.2022

Deutsche Welle | May 25, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • Volkswagen on Wednesday said that it would pay 193 million British pounds (roughly €227 million, or $243 million) as part of an out-of-court settlement over the diesel emissions scandal that engulfed the VW Group — and later much of the automotive industry — in 2015.
  • VW’s test deception was first uncovered in the US, whose recent history of battling smog in major cities means it has more prohibitive nitrogen oxide regulations than the EU.
  • This would have the downside of drastically reducing the nominal fuel efficiency of cars.