Defeat device cases - civil penalties under U.S. Clean Air Act 2017

This statistic represents selected defeat device cases under Title II of the U.S. Clean Air Act as of January 2017, ranked by the civil penalty amount that was to be paid. In light of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, at least 584,000 diesel vehicles violated the Clean Air Act. In 2017, the company agreed to pay a 1.45 billion U.S. dollar fine to settle claims filed on behalf of the EPA. This payment does not include costs from buyback of vehicles, mitigation costs or criminal charges, including at least the following payments: 1.2 billion U.S. dollars to U.S. dealers, 1.22 billion U.S. dollars to buy back 3-liter vehicles and compensate owners, 10 to 15 billion U.S. dollars to buy back 2-liter vehicles and compensate owners, 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in investments into zero emissions vehicles, an additional 800 million U.S. dollars in investments into zero emissions vehicles in California, 4.3 billion U.S. dollars to settle investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 2.7 billion U.S. dollars to fund 2-liter mitigation projects and 225 million U.S. dollars to fund 3-liter mitigation projects. The final bill will exceed the 18.2 billion euros the company had set aside to resolve the issue. Bosch, the manufacturer of the devices, agreed to pay 327.5 million U.S. dollars in the United States.

Selected defeat device cases under Title II of the U.S. Clean Air Act as of January 2017, ranked by civil penalty amount

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Sources

Release date

September 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1995 to February 2016, and January 2017

Supplementary notes

* This figure was taken from a press release, published by the EPA in January 2017.

For better representation, this list only includes cases where penalties exceed 10 million U.S. dollars.

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