German car-maker giant Volkswagen AG has agreed a settlement deal with the US establishments over almost 80,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars with 3-litre diesel engines.
The settlement is another massive stride letting the company to put the emissions cheating scandal behind it.
Back in June Volkswagen AG agreed to a $15 billion payment for another 475,000 vehicles affected by the scandal.
This latest compensation deal will cost VW approximately $1 billion, according to US establishments said.
Meanwhile US District Judge Charles Breyer said owners of the 3-litre cars made between 2009 and 2016 would get large recompense for having them fixed or repaired but in the meantime there were some outstanding matters to be fixed and another hearing is planned on Thursday, he said.
Furthermore VW spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said the deal was “another important step forward in our efforts to make things right for our customers”.
Last year in September Volkswagen self-confessed fitting secret software in 475,000 US 2-litre diesel cars to disguise exhaust emissions tests and make them go through in testing than they really were. According to reports Volkswagen cars were emitting up to 40 times the lawfully permissible pollution levels. The $15 billion settlement in June covered those vehicles, including an offer to buy them all back.
Moreover the US Justice Department announced that Volkswagen had agreed to put in another $225 million to the main sum to counterbalance excess diesel emissions.
California’s government also announced that Volkswagen also plans to raise the number of electric vehicles it sells in the state.
The German engineering firm, Robert Bosch that has created the software for the Volkswagen AG diesels, has also agreed in principle to resolve civil allegations at a cost of about $300m.