Volkswagen strikes 'dieselgate' compensation deal with German consumers

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Feb 28 2020 05:44 PM

An employee fixes a VW sign at a production line of the electric Volkswagen model ID.3 in Zwickau, Germany, Feb. 25, 2020. Matthias Rietschel, Reuters


FRANKFURT, Germany - German giant Volkswagen has struck a compensation deal with domestic consumer groups representing owners of cars caught up in its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, a court said Friday.

"The consumer federation and Volkswagen have come to a comprehensive agreement," in a first-of-its-kind collective lawsuit brought by around 400,000 diesel car drivers, the Brunswick higher state court said, weeks after talks between the two sides broke down in acrimony.

More details to follow.