Robert Bosch may settle lawsuit related to Volkswagen pollution scandal for $300 million

Volkswagen-South-Korea-624x351
- Advertisement -

German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is expected to settle a lawsuit filed by U.S. owners related to the Volkswagen pollution scandal for more than $300 million, a source briefed on the matter said on Monday.

Separately, a federal judge gave VW another day to complete a settlement over polluting 3.0-liter vehicles.

Diesel car owners sued Bosch in 2015 claiming the company helped design secret “defeat device” software that allowed VW to evade U.S. emissions rules. Bosch was a “knowing and active participant” in Volkswagen’s decade-long scheme, the lawsuit claimed. A Bosch spokesman declined to comment. Bosch previously rejected claims made by U.S. owners as “wild and unfounded.”


A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office says it is still probing Stuttgart-based Bosch for its potential role in the emissions cheating scandal, pursuing an investigation against “unnamed persons. Reuters reported in 2015 that the U.S. Justice Department was also investigating Bosch’s involvement.

Last April, Bosch said it had set aside 650 million euros for potential legal costs, including for a continuing investigation into the company’s role in Volkswagen’s emissions scandal. Reuters reported in November that the deal is expected to include a buyback offer for about 20,000 of the vehicles and fixes for the remainder. After intensive talks over the weekend, Volkswagen and lawyers for the owners were nearing a final deal on compensation for owners.

Bosch’s expected settlement is crucial to Volkswagen reaching an anticipated final deal to resolve the fate of 80,000 polluting U.S. diesel 3.0 liter Porsche, Audi and VW vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer at a brief court hearing in San Francisco on Monday said he was optimistic a “global resolution” of 3.0 liter issues would be completed by Tuesday, with talks ongoing in Washington.

Reuters reported Friday that Volkswagen’s agreement with U.S. regulators includes the German automaker agreeing to pay more than $200 million to offset the excess diesel emissions for the 3.0 liter vehicles, on top of $2.7 billion it agreed to pay over three years in June for offset excess pollution from 475,000 polluting 2.0 liter vehicles.

The precise value of the entire 3.0 liter settlement was unclear because the costs will depend on how many owners opt for ‘the buybacks, but it could be worth more than $1 billion, two sources briefed on the talks said. To date, Volkswagen has agreed to date to spend up to $16.5 billion in connection with the scandal, including payments to dealers, states, clean energy programs and attorneys for owners.

Reuters

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

What is SLED, how realme gave TV industries a new look with the help of this technology?

Realme has also made a strong place in the TV segment after smartphones. The company has used SLED technology in its TV segment which...

PUBG Mobile will not return to India, PUBG Mobile Ban in India Permanent for now

PUBG News: Several Chinese apps were banned by the Indian government, including the popular Battle Royal game PUBG Mobile. The game had a large...

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G may be launch with the latest Snapdragon 750G processor, the report reveals

Samsung's upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has been in the discussion for a long time. Recently...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

43,171FansLike
535FollowersFollow
45,700SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

What is SLED, how realme gave TV industries a new look with the help of this technology?

Realme has also made a strong place in the TV segment after smartphones. The company has used SLED technology in its TV segment which...

PUBG Mobile will not return to India, PUBG Mobile Ban in India Permanent for now

PUBG News: Several Chinese apps were banned by the Indian government, including the popular Battle Royal game PUBG Mobile. The game had a large...

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G may be launch with the latest Snapdragon 750G processor, the report reveals

Samsung's upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has been in the discussion for a long time. Recently...

How To Protect Your Smartphone From Hackers, then follow these Tips

protect your smartphone from hackers: Smartphone usage has increased sharply in the Corona era, so hacking cases...

Vivo launched its first Smartwatch Vivo Watch equipped with a heart rate and blood oxygen sensor

Vivo has launched its first smartwatch Vivo Watch. This latest smartwatch has been made available in 42mm...