Volkswagen agreed on Wednesday May 25 to pay 193 million pounds (226 million euros) to compensate 91,000 British motorists who considered themselves injured by the rigged engine scandal and had initiated legal proceedings. “The Volkswagen group and the plaintiffs have today reached an amicable settlement” of this case, the manufacturer announced in a press release, while British justice had ruled two years earlier in favor of motorists but did not agree. was not yet pronounced on the compensation. This agreement “resolves the approximately 91,000 claims against various Volkswagen Group entities and dealers in this class action lawsuit in England and Wales”.
Beyond the announced sum, distributed between the plaintiffs by their lawyers, the automobile group specifies contributing to the legal costs and other costs of the plaintiffs. In total, some 1.2 million Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda brand vehicles were affected in the United Kingdom by the cheating recognized by the German giant at the end of 2015 out of a total of eleven million diesel cars in the world.