Volkswagen settled with Texas for $85 million


Volkswagen Group, which owns a majority stake in Audi, agreed to an $85 million settlement with the US state of Texas for rigging emissions tests between 2006 and 2015.

Audi and parent company Volkswagen broke Texas law when they became embroiled in the diesel emissions scandal.

Volkswagen has been dealing with lawsuits for almost a whole decade due to wrong exhaust gas test results, Deutsche Welle reminds us.

Between 2006 and 2015, Volkswagen installed a device to manipulate emissions tests in vehicles sold in the US and Europe. When it came to light, Volkswagen recalled about 11 million vehicles worldwide and then paid billions of dollars in subsequent settlements for misrepresentation and violations of rules and regulations.

The automotive giant previously settled lawsuits worth $20 billion in US federal courts, but that did not protect the company from liability from local and state governments.


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