It was stated that the offer was made directly to the consumers participating in the case, and the consumers who fulfilled the conditions of the compromise package without the support of VZBV could benefit from the offer.
The statement cited VZBV lawyers’ requests for 50m euros in attorney fees, as negotiations with VZBV failed.
VZBV said in a statement, arguing that the talks were unsuccessful because the company was not willing to reach a reliable compromise, it would continue to seek a solution in German courts.
Diesel emission scandal
In October 2018, a lawsuit was filed with the Volkswagen company in Germany by the German Consumer Organizations Federation and the German Automobile Club (ADAC) on behalf of the drivers for their manipulation in automobile exhausts.
While the website was set up for developments regarding the lawsuit, approximately 444 thousand German drivers applied to participate in the case.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in September, that it manipulated Volkswagen’s emission tests in September, and the company’s diesel vehicles polluted the environment 40 times above normal levels.
Volkswagen Group, which has brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Seat, Skoda, Bugatti, Scania and Man, has been busy with the diesel emission scandal for a long time, has paid high penalties to the US and German authorities and had to recall millions of vehicles.
Adopting the use of misleading software in the emission tests of nearly 11 million diesel engine vehicles worldwide, Volkswagen was fined a high amount by the court in the USA. The Braunschweig Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into the company in Germany.