U.S. regulators approve VW diesel treatment for 84,000 vehicles

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON

Friday’s announcement covers a treatment for 84,390 2012-2014 Passat diesel vehicles with automatic transmissions. A treatment for vehicles with manual transmissions hasn’t yet been approved.

Volkswagen has bought back or ended leases on around 280,000 vehicles.

Volkswagen has decided to buy back 20,000 2009-2012 diesel vehicles and intends to fix 58,000 newer ones if regulators approve. The settlement might be worth $1.2 billion if all older models are repurchased.

Volkswagen has decided to spend as much as $25 billion to deal with claims from U.S. proprietors, ecological regulators, states and dealers, and provided to buy back about 500,000 polluting U.S. vehicles, including some 3. liter vehicles.

In The month of january, regulators approved a treatment for 67,000 2015 model diesels, departing around 325,000 older vehicles still waiting for approval for any fix.

In April, VW started again selling individuals 2015 diesel cars within the U . s . States and stated they taken into account nearly 12 % of their April sales.

Volkswagen, the earth’s largest automaker, agreed this past year to provide to purchase look out onto 475,000 2.-liter diesel vehicles that were offered within the U . s . States or offer fixes if regulators approved.

(Reporting by David Shepardson editing by Phil Berlowitz)

Environmental protection agency confirmed its approval inside a letter published on its website on Friday.

Volkswagen spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan stated the automaker is pleased it has gotten regulatory approval for that fixes.

Earlier this year, Volkswagen also started selling a few of the 2015 diesel models it’d repurchased, but the organization hasn’t yet disclosed the number of of individuals vehicles it’s offered.

California Air Sources Board executive officer Richard Corey stated your application “is yet another important part of efforts to correct the ecological harm brought on by these vehicles.”

Until regulators approved a fix in The month of january, VW have been barred by government bodies from selling 12,000 new 2015 diesel Golf, Beetle and Passat cars following the German automaker accepted to presenting secret software to exceed emission limits for six years.

On Wednesday, a federal judge issued an itemized order granting final approval for Volkswagen AG to repair or buy back 80,000 bigger 3.-liter diesel Porsche, Audi and VW vehicles within the U . s . States.

The U.S. Ecological Protection Agency and California Air Sources Board on Friday announced approval of the treatment for about 84,000 older Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) diesel vehicles that may emit excess emissions.

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