The German fordonsjätten, Volkswagen, has said flatly ' no ' to compensation for car owners whose cars are affected by the dieselfusket, but it is now made a u-turn. In the settlement, Volkswagen agreed to compensate a German car with the 830 million euros, corresponding to nearly eur 8.8 billion.
" No." What is happening in Germany is entirely a result of German conditions and of the complexities of the legal system of the German class-action lawsuits are concerned, " says Marcus Thomasfolk, communications manager, Volkswagen Sweden.
" we are doing this in order to avoid years of continued litigation. Vw's assessment is that none of the customers suffered as a result of the dieselfrågan, and according to Swedish law, customers have, therefore, not entitled to compensation, which the national board for consumer Complaints, the BOARD found, in the cases that have been tried.
the Settlement in the united states, is a reflection of how the american legal system works, and the conditions that prevailed on diesel cars.
IN the united states were compensated for the affected customers immediately after the fraud came to light, and in the last year, a settlement was reached in Australia, where Volkswagen has agreed to pay the equivalent of 839 million to the affected car owners.
While car owners in the united states was compensated for, and explained to the Volkswagen, the us customers have been hit harder than the european one.
a Settlement agreement in the united states, is a reflection of how the american legal system works, and the conditions that prevailed on diesel cars. The offer is for those customers who were the subject of a class action in Germany has been made by the directors. Vw's assessment is that none of the customers suffered as a result of the dieselfrågan, " says Marcus Thomasfolk.
in the Settlement, Germany, is a direct or indirect result of a class action brought by a consumer association in order of 450,000 car owners in the country. The talks between the association of consumers, Volkswagen has broken down, according to the brand, due to its demands on the attorneys ' fees that exceed one-half of a billion dollars.
worth nearly nine billion dollars, according to Volkswagen, can be a way to avoid the continuing substantial litigation.
mr Marcus Thomasfolk, communications manager, Volkswagen Sweden.
IN the united states and in Germany, Volkswagen has also bought back a significant number of diesel vehicles.
"The issue has never been up to date because our philosophy is that no client suffered as a result of the dieselfrågan, and the BOARD has also determined that it did not have the right to compensation in the cases that have been disposed of," says Marcus Thomasfolk, and continued:
" The measure of the Volkswagen in the united states and in other european countries have taken is that we have over many years developed a range of relevant diesel cars with a different piece of software. This process has worked well, and the proportion of clients who had, in the remarks associated with the updates are steady, at less than one per cent.
the measurements indicate a different reality. In the year 2017, the tested, the magazine of the ten diesel vehicles with the new software, which might fix the car's faulty emissions. The measurements showed that the torque at low rpm was the same, which is, in practice, this means that the engine does not respond as quickly to the throttle. Many of the Volkswagenägare feel that they are after the update has been given a worse car.
for more information, see the Prosecution of six people for dieselgate.