California settles with firm in Volkswagen emissions scandal

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  • The company also was required to buy back at least 85% of affected vehicles or make emissions modifications on those vehicles.
  • A judge will need to sign off on the settlement.Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler installed “defeat devices” in nearly 100,000 diesel passenger vehicles sold in California, the state said previously.
  • The devices made it seem like the vehicles were meeting emissions requirements as they were undergoing testing, but on the road they actually polluted at many times the legal limit.
  • Fiat Chrysler paid more than $78 million and similarly was required to bring at least 85% of the affected vehicles into compliance.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California on Monday settled a lawsuit against a German company stemming from the emissions scandal that tarred Volkswagen in 2015 and Fiat Chrysler two years later.German a [+2693 chars]