Volkswagen offers 830 mln-euro diesel settlement in Germany
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<p style="text-align:center"><img src="https://imedia-peoplesdaily.pdnews.cn/20200215/fc99e87e138445739c140669614a31b6.jpeg" title="" alt="800 (10).jpeg"/></p><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(165, 165, 165);">Picture taken on Nov.4, 2019 shows the VW logo on a car at a VW factory opening ceremony for electric cars in Zwickau, Germany. (Photo: AP)</span></p><p style="text-align: left;">Automaker Volkswagen has offered 830 million euros as a settlement for owners of diesel vehicles that used software to mask excessive emissions.</p><p style="text-align: left;">The company said Friday it was making the offer after talks broke down with a German consumer association that had been negotiating for a deal over fees for the plaintiffs’ attorneys. It said its offer reflected what had already been negotiated.</p><p style="text-align: left;">The VZBZ consumer association said that the settlement talks failed because Volkswagen was unwilling to set up what it called a “transparent, trustworthy and secure” way of resolving the claims.</p><p style="text-align: left;">In 2015, US regulators caught Volkswagen using software that turned emissions controls off once the car had passed emissions tests. The company has paid out more than 30 billion euros ($33 billion) in fines, settlements and recalls.</p><p><br/></p>