The Volkswagen group has offered to pay 830 million euros to resolve a class action lawsuit in Germany that includes more than 470,000 customers seeking compensation for their cars with engines manipulated in the dieselgate, said a spokesman for the automotive group.
However, the agreement has not been finalized due to “exaggerated claims” on the fees of the lawyers of the German Federation of Consumer Associations (VZBV), which is pursuing this first class action lawsuit in Germany under dieselgate, the spokesman added.
The first hearing of this trial was held in September at the Brunswick Regional Superior Court. The VZBV accuses Volkswagen of deliberately harming its customers when it secretly installed a device that makes a vehicle look less polluting than it actually is.
Dieselgate exploded in September 2015, when the group admitted after being caught by US investigations. have falsified the software of 11 million cars. Since then he has faced an invoice of 30,000 million in legal expenses, fines and compensation. .