Volkswagen will pay $1.2 billion to US dealers for the scandal DieselgateOctober 3, 2016
VW has to pay a total of $ 1.21 billion (£ 939 million) compensation to US dealers, whose representing lawyer cantor Hagens Berman, who sent a lawsuit against the German automaker in the midst of a scandal emissions.
The share of each of the 652 affected dealers accounted for about $ 1.9 million, but the exact amount of compensation awarded to each dealer depends on several factors, including the size of the dealer and the size of the market which it covers. Compensation will be paid for 18 months, and some models that can not be corrected, will be redeemed Volkswagen.
Steve Berman, managing partner at Hagens Berman, said: “Our research did not show any evidence that Volkswagen dealers know that the company Volkswagen sells them cars that have additional software. These 652 small business owners were shocked scandal gas emissions and felt as sharply reduced their business. “
Nearly half a million cars in the US came under scandal, and about 11 million cars affected worldwide. Volkswagen maintains its position on failure to compensate European consumers, who make up a significant portion of the 11 million because, how it says, fixes the problem in this case is more compelling character.
According to the US Department of Justice, technical details Volkswagen proposed to solve the problem is still being finalized. More than half of car owners in the US were asked to pay compensation, not getting repaired vehicle.