For the Volkswagen Group, the emissions gate is a marathon nightmare. Since being formally indicted on September 18, 2015, volkswagen group has incurred an economic cost of 30 billion euros ($234.184 billion) for emissions. Despite vw’s heavy price for the fraud, the emissions gate is far from over, even more costly than expected.
Nearly 100,000 car owners in the UK have filed a class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group, demanding that it pay the price for “emissions cheating” and “misleading consumers,” according tomedia reports.
In response to the class action by British car owners, a representative of volkswagen group Lawyers said: “The law prohibits the use of ‘reducing the effectiveness of pollution control systems’ in vehicles, rather than software that enhances the functionality of pollution control systems, and UK owners have not suffered from the purchase of ’emissiondoor’-related vehicles.” “
To sum up, The Volkswagen Group will firmly defend its position at the High Court in London.
However, lawyers for UK car owners also hit back, saying: “More and more roads are already restricting diesel cars with excess emissions, which will cost emissions owners.” “
Volkswagen Group is understood to have reached multibillion-dollar settlements with U.S. and Canadian owners since the emissions-gate scandal. But in Europe, the group insists it has not broken any laws.
The impact of a “scandal” four years ago is a warning and a lesson for other car companies.