Another trip in the Dieselgate scandal. A Dutch court has now sentenced the Volkswagen Group to compensate the customers they lied to. The manufacturer announces that it will appeal the judgment.
The aftermath of the Dieselgate scandal is not over yet. Volkswagen’s (and several other manufacturers’) software cheats to slip through emission tests with their diesel cars were only revealed in 2014, and since then the lawsuits have replaced each other.
Volkswagen was recently sentenced by a Dutch court to pay compensation to all customers in the country who bought a car with the cheating software, reports Automotive News. According to the ruling, both those who bought a new Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda or Seat and those who bought a used right to compensation: for new car buyers SEK 30,000 and used buyers SEK 15,000.
The verdict covers 150,000 cars sold in the Netherlands and the final bill could be huge for Volkswagen, which, however, announces that it will appeal the verdict.
“We do not believe that car owners in the Netherlands have suffered any financial loss due to the problem,” the company said in a statement, according to Auto News.
– All vehicles are safe, and the problem did not result in any lost commercial value in the Dutch market, which has been confirmed by external valuation experts, the statement should have continued.
The verdict is the result of a class action lawsuit against traders in the country. Volkswagen has also recently appealed a similar ruling in an Italian court. According to Auto News, the Dieselgate scandal has so far cost the group more than SEK 320 billion in fines, repairs and legal costs.
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