VW and Ohio agree on $ 3.5 million diesel emissions deal

WASHINGTON—Volkswagen, a German automaker, has agreed a $3.5 million settlement with Ohio on charges of violating state law by manipulating a vehicle's vehicle computer software to mask carbon dioxide. emissions, the attorney general said.  In November, the US Supreme Court rejected Volkswagen's bid to avoid proceedings by officials in three states, including Ohio.  Volkswagen's US subsidiary argued that only the federal government could pursue emissions claims under the Clean Air Act, an important environmental law in the United States. VW has already said it has struck a settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and its owner for more than $20 billion.  "This agreement puts this issue behind the company as it focuses on fully resolving Ohio's legacy claims and building a future of sustainable mobility," VW said on Friday. told.     Proceedings are pending in two counties, Texas, Utah and Florida.  The reconciliation is only part of what Ohio had previously sought. VW said in a previous court document that Ohio's claims "could amount to more than $350 million a day, or $127 billion a year, over a multi-year period."  "Volkswagen must be held liable for damages to the environment and consumer confidence, and this reconciliation will do so," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said.  The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Attorney General's Office will split the awards to resolve the 2016 proceedings.  In 2015, Volkswagen revealed that it used sophisticated software to tweak the emissions requirements of about 11 million vehicles worldwide. It was also misleading the EPA, I started asking the question in 2014.  In addition to equipping the vehicle with a "defeat device" before the sale, VW installed a software update after the sale. This was a matter of concern in Supreme Court and Ohio proceedings.  According to an Ohio lawsuit, a VW software update allowed the vehicle to be put into "test" mode, disrupting normal driving operations and reducing emissions only during testing.

WASHINGTON—Volkswagen, a German automaker, has agreed a $3.5 million settlement with Ohio on charges of violating state law by manipulating a vehicle's vehicle computer software to mask carbon dioxide. emissions, the attorney general said.

In November, the US Supreme Court rejected Volkswagen's bid to avoid proceedings by officials in three states, including Ohio.

Volkswagen's US subsidiary argued that only the federal government could pursue emissions claims under the Clean Air Act, an important environmental law in the United States. VW has already said it has struck a settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and its owner for more than $20 billion.

"This agreement puts this issue behind the company as it focuses on fully resolving Ohio's legacy claims and building a future of sustainable mobility," VW said on Friday. told.

Proceedings are pending in two counties, Texas, Utah and Florida.

The reconciliation is only part of what Ohio had previously sought. VW said in a previous court document that Ohio's claims "could amount to more than $350 million a day, or $127 billion a year, over a multi-year period."

"Volkswagen must be held liable for damages to the environment and consumer confidence, and this reconciliation will do so," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Attorney General's Office will split the awards to resolve the 2016 proceedings.

In 2015, Volkswagen revealed that it used sophisticated software to tweak the emissions requirements of about 11 million vehicles worldwide. It was also misleading the EPA, I started asking the question in 2014.

In addition to equipping the vehicle with a "defeat device" before the sale, VW installed a software update after the sale. This was a matter of concern in Supreme Court and Ohio proceedings.

According to an Ohio lawsuit, a VW software update allowed the vehicle to be put into "test" mode, disrupting normal driving operations and reducing emissions only during testing.

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