By Editorial Staff The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it filed a consent decree for its final settlement with the Volkswagen Group of America.
The company will be required to pay an additional $153.8 million to California over the company’s use of illegal “defeat devices” in 2009-2016, 2.0 and 3.0 liter diesel passenger cars. Before today, VW had paid $533 million to California, of which $422 million will flow to the state through a mitigation trust.
The additional consent decree was negotiated by attorneys and technical experts from CARB and the California Attorney General’s Office, and is subject to court approval. The
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