Press Release

VW Settlement Will Clean Up Pollution and Help Expand Market for EVs

Anne Hawke, 202-513-6263, ahawke@nrdc.org; Elizabeth Heyd, 202-289-2424, eheyd@nrdc.org

WASHINGTON (June 28, 2016) – In a settlement agreement announced today, Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $10 billion to remove polluting vehicles from the road, $2.7 billion to remedy pollution, and $2 billion to invest in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and promotion.

The following is a statement by Luke Tonachel, director of the Clean Vehicles and Fuels Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Remedying the pollution Volkswagen caused and broadening its investment in clean, cheat-proof electric cars is a good start. But VW should also be brought to justice for any remaining civil and criminal violations.”

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