Latest in Gear

Image credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

VW to pour $200 million more into an anti-pollution fund

Its existing payouts didn't cover all the bases.
398 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Believe it or not, Volkswagen still isn't done paying for its diesel emissions scandal. Reuters understands that the car maker has agreed to pay over $200 million extra into a US Environmental Protection Agency fund devoted to reducing pollution created by VW's diesel emissions cheating. The company had already agreed to spend $2.7 billion over three years, but the extra money will cover the 80,000 3-liter diesels that violated emissions limits -- previously, it was only accounting for 2-liter vehicles. Barring surprises, the deal could be made official as soon as the 19th.

It's not certain what will happen to the cars themselves, although a judge has given a December 19th deadline. VW may end up buying back 20,000 of the 3-liter cars and fixing the emissions of the remaining 60,000.

These vehicles (which include Audi and Porsche models) don't violate American emissions laws quite so egregiously as the 2-liter models. They "only" exceed the limits by up to nine times versus 40 times on the 2-liter machines. However, it's clear that regulators want to account for every instance of emissions abuse, not just the most obvious examples.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
398 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

View
Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

View
'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

View
IKEA will produce more energy than it consumes by 2020

IKEA will produce more energy than it consumes by 2020

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr