Volkswagen loses landmark German ’dieselgate’ case

Volkswagen loses landmark German ’dieselgate’ case

Germany’s top court has ruled that Volkswagen must pay compensation to a motorist who had bought one of its diesel minivans fitted with emissions-cheating software. The carmaker must take back the plantiff’s car and pay him €28,257.74, in a case that will lead to the company paying compensation to 60,000 German VW owners. Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to cheating emissions tests on diesel engines.

Chris
Chris
Timmeh, Little Loud
Timmeh, Little Loud 1 months

All manufacturers do the same. Others have been caught too. I fail to see why leaning the combustion when a car is stationary is a bad thing. People need to research this properly. The main problem is the emissions testing. The government bodies are quite capable of doing real world tests while the car is driving. The big question is why they havent. This should be standard practice but it isnt. Ask yourself why. Maybe the powers that be are complicit. After all, this only came to light when the US were exercising protectionism. Regardless, they can afford it. They sell unreliable shite. People know this. Plenty still keep buying from them.

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 1 months

They might as well shut down their company. This, combined with the Shutdown, is something a corporation will not recover without losing an arm and limb. There is an interesting phenomenon going on here in Germany where the State ist trying to own stakes in Private companies, under the pretext of Corona Bail out help. They are almost successful with Lufthansa. Maybe this is their way to get onto the car giant. I'm speculating that. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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