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The Volkswagen group bought U.S. 238 thousand defective cars

The Volkswagen group bought or renovated more than half of cars banned in the US after the oil companies.

As reported by Automotive News, we are talking about approximately 238 thousand 6.200 purchased and renovated cars equipped with two-liter diesel engines.

Service campaign VW, part of which became the largest in the history of the offer to purchase the defective vehicles, was launched six months ago. Customers were asked to choose whether to sell the car back or give it in for free repairs, and in both cases they relied cash compensation, said

In October 2016, the Federal court in San Francisco (California) approved a settlement agreement between the US authorities and the Volkswagen group.

In accordance with the agreement, within the settlement of oil companies, the automaker must pay 14.7 billion dollars. The cost of the repurchase program or repair involved in «disilicate» cars, which, according to the latest data, in the U.S. there are 475 thousand, approximately $ 10 billion. The remaining amount goes to the elimination of environmental damage from the «desligada», as well as the development of new eco-friendly cars.

We will remind, in the autumn of 2015 Volkswagen admitted to using software to underreporting results harmful emissions from diesel engines in laboratory conditions. Falsification concerned the cars produced under the brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche. Later data manipulation admitted, and the user belonging to Volkswagen’s Czech carmaker Skoda.

— Selling and buying cars in Israel

The Volkswagen group bought U.S. 238 thousand defective cars 18.04.2017

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