The Volkswagen Group and Porsche will pay at $80 million in settlements to resolve claims that it messed with emissions and fuel economy data for half a million Porsche vehicles.
Owners of select 2005-2020 Porsche models had asserted that the German car manufacturer altered test vehicles to make them appear more efficient. While the settlement still needs to be approved by a federal judge, owners of eligible vehicles are set to receive payments of between $250 and $1,109.
Porsche was keen to point out that despite the settlement, it has “not acknowledged the allegations in these proceedings,” and that “the agreement serves to end the issue. The comparison applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.”