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VW to pay 'substantial compensation' in the US

21st April

Volkswagen has announced that it will pay 'substantial compensation' to US car owners affected by the diesel emissions scandal.

The news came in a California court, where the judge said that the settlement is expected to include an offer to buy back affected cars.

It was not announced how much US car owners will be paid, but the deal between VW, private lawyers and the US government is said to include 'substantial compensation'.

UK car owners will be angry

Our executive director Richard Lloyd commented on the announcement:

'Volkswagen’s customers in the UK will be angry about this news. People will not understand why a deal is being offered to US consumers when there is nothing on the table for the 1.2million owners affected in the UK.'

The car maker and regulators have until late June to agree all the final details of the pay out.

Richard Lloyd added:

'Volkswagen needs to act now and set out what they will do for their UK customers.'

Help us put pressure on VW to do right by UK car owners - please sign our petition.

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