VW Agrees to $232 Million 3.0L TDI Settlement in Canada

The latest milestone in the TDI scandal has been reached in Canada, as VW’s northern division has agreed to a $232 million settlement for its diesel dishonesty.

The agreement will provide the roughly 20,000 owners of 3.0-liter TDI-powered vehicles with reparations following the news that broke in 2015 that VW had cheated on its TDI emissions tests, allowing its vehicles to emit more NOx than is legally allowable. 

“This is an important milestone towards making things right for all of our customers with affected diesel vehicles in Canada,” said Daniel Weissland, CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada, in a statement.

The agreement is similar to an American agreement worth $1.2 billion that VW agreed to last year. That agreement repaid the roughly 80,000 3.0-liter TDIs in the US. 

Owners of those cars–ranging from the diesel Touareg to any number of diesel Audis–were paid between $8,500 and $17,000.

Canada’s wing has also agreed to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty.

So far the bill for dieselgate is in excess of $25 billion, still below the $30 billion it set aside at the start of 2016 to atone for the diesel scandal.

[source: Reuters]