Volkswagen Car Owners to Receive $1,000 in Emissions Cheating Scandal
Bengaluru, India | Red Newswire | Nov 11, 2015 Last Updated at 10:00 PM IST.
Volkswagen AG is trying to recover from an expanding scandal involving its diesel cars and has admitted that it falsely passed the US pollution tests. The company announced this Monday that the vehicle owners will receive an amount of $1,000 as a gesture of goodwill.
Volkswagen is offering diesel car owners a 2 liter engine with $500 on prepaid Visa card and $500 in dealership credits plus 3 years of free assistance. All this is being under the investigation of US Environmental Protection Agency.
The company has been struggling to deal with angry consumers since the announcement of the scandal by EPA. EPA reported that the smaller diesel cars manufactured since 2009 have such technology installed that can rig past the pollution checks. Extra payment and incentives was awarded to Volkswagen dealers for the sales of petrol powered cars.
Michael Horn, CEO Volkswagen said, “We are working tirelessly to develop an approved remedy for affected vehicles. In the meantime, we are providing this goodwill package as a first step towards regaining our customers’ trust.”
If you want to sign up for the loyalty programme, you can visit www.vwdieselinfo.com for eligibility verification. Once the registration is complete, you will get a goodwill package from the company and you can pick the payment cards from your authorized dealer. Jeannine Ginivan, Volkswagen Spokeswoman said that the consumers don’t need to opt for legal claims for goodwill package.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “It in no way diminishes the seriousness of the deceptive practices and environmental harms that are the subject of the states’ investigation, or the determination of the attorneys general of 48 jurisdictions to hold Volkswagen to account for its conduct.”