Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement reaches $1.3 billion
Environmental regulators say some of the vehicles emitted up to 40 times the allowed levels of nitrous oxides.
SAN FRANCISCO — California says Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker’s emissions scandal.
California’s Air Resources Board says the increase in a consent decree filed July 20 brings VW’s total settlement in California to $1.3 billion.
Volkswagen Group of America acknowledges rigging 11 million of its vehicles with software used to cheat on vehicle emissions tests.
Environmental regulators say some of the Volkswagen vehicles emitted up to 40 times the allowed levels of unhealthy nitrous oxides when on the road.
The negotiated $1.3 billion final settlement still must be approved by courts.
It includes penalties and payments to help California boost its network supporting cleaner-running electric cars.News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2016