Volkswagen Pays Diesel Engine Owners Compensation in Germany. German owners of a Volkswagen with a tamper-evident diesel receive money from the automaker.
The German company reached an agreement on this with an umbrella organization for consumer associations. VW allocates a total of 830 million euros for this.
Approximately 260,000 Volkswagen drivers receive around 15 percent of the new price of their car. That amounts to between 1350 euros and 6257 euros.
Volkswagen admitted in 2015 that it used special software for its diesel vehicles.
This caused the car to emit fewer harmful substances such as CO2 in a test situation than in regular use. Volkswagen has already paid 30 billion euros in fines and compensation in various countries.