26 May '16, 4am

Volkswagen Finds US Diesel Scandal Penalties To Be Too Much

Volkswagen Finds US Diesel Scandal Penalties To Be Too Much

The Volkswagen Group may be working on resolving its massive diesel scandal, but it isn’t doing so quietly. In a court filing, the Volkswagen Group argues that the fines levied against it in the U.S. are excessive, although it remains fully committed to settling the government’s claims. The German automaker presented its response because the government’s probe is continuing. The filing came after a short court appearance earlier this week, where the judge overseeing government and consumer lawsuits against Volkswagen said that lawyers were “on pace” to meet the June 21 deadline to submit a proposal to fix approximately 480,000 vehicles equipped with defeat devices that allows them to cheat on diesel emissions tests. According to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, buybacks, cash compensation for consumers and a fund to address damages from the excess emissions and future r...

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