The payment is in response to claims the company broke the law by selling vehicles with too-high emissions. Vermont already gets $17.8 million from an environmental fund.
Legislation calls for spending the money in part to boost electric vehicles, but the bill failed to emerge from committee in time.
Five major Vermont companies were sold.
News Release — Office of the Attorney General August 8, 2016 Contact: Nick Persampieri Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-6902 The State of Vermont, leading a sixteen state coalition, filed Public Comments with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in which the coalition urged DOJ to expand the allowed uses for funds allocated to the […]
Additionally, owners of certain diesel Volkswagens and Audis can sell the cars back to the company for the Kelley Blue Book price and be paid restitution of at least $5,100.
“I’d be very surprised if there is a prompt resolution, but even with the admissions that Volkswagen officials have already made, I think liability is clear,” Attorney General Bill Sorrell said.
Editor’s note: This article is by Edward Damon of the Berkshire Eagle, in which a longer version was first published. BENNINGTON — A class-action lawsuit filed by two local owners of “clean diesel” Volkswagens alleges the German automaker violated the state’s Consumer Fraud Act and deceived consumers by rigging cars to meet pollution standards. The […]
The lawsuit claims the German automaker intentionally deceived Vermonters who thought they were buying a vehicle with lower nitrogen oxide emissions.