British motorists sue Volkswagen

This video from Britain says about itself:

BBC Panorama (Documentary) – The VW Emissions Scandal

11 April 2016

Volkswagen fooled the world with a scam to rig pollution tests. Millions of customers are still driving around in tainted cars. Richard Westcott investigates how the company used clever computer software to hide just how dirty their cars are and reveals how our cities have become clouded by an invisible killer.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Motorists join lawsuit over VW emissions

Tuesday 10th January 2017

BRITISH motorists have joined a lawsuit against car giant Volkswagen which could cost the German transnational billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal, a law firm said yesterday.

Thousands of current and previous owners could each be awarded up to £4,000 for affected vehicles, lawyers said.

Volkswagen Group admitted that 11 million vehicles worldwide — 1.2m in Britain — were fitted with a “defeat device” to switch engines to a cleaner mode when they were being tested for emissions.

Jacqueline Young, head of group litigation at Slater & Gordon, said: “VW has shown utter contempt not just for the rights and health of their UK consumers but also for the environment.”

Volkswagen has agreed a £11.8 billion settlement with US authorities and owners of affected vehicles.

Volkswagen Agrees To Pay $4.3B To Resolve U.S. Emissions Troubles. Prosecutors also charged six Volkswagen executives and employees, for their roles in the nearly 10-year conspiracy. 01/11/2017 02:09 pm ET: here.

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