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2016-07-26 10:10

EMISSIONS SCANDAL: Volkswagen is still reeling its emissions scandal. Image: AP / Michael Sohn

Germany - Embattled automaker Volkswagen reported earlier in July 2016 it booked a charge of €2.2-billion in the first six months of 2016 in relation to its engine-rigging scandal.

The automaker said its operating performance before that charge was better than expected.

READ: VW takes €2.2-billion charge in first half of 2016

VW said in a statement: "Group operating result before special items for the first six months stood at €7.5-billion, despite the ongoing economic impact from the diesel issue."

By the numbers

Some key numbers related to Volkswagen's admission that it programmed diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests:

  • • 475 000 - Number of cars with 2-liter diesel engines in the US that Volkswagen has agreed to buy back or repair under a €13.64-bn settlement released in June 2016. The settlement may get preliminary approval from a federal judge on Tuesday (July 26), with final approval likely this fall.
  • • 80 000 = Number of Volkswagens with 3-liter diesel engines in the US. They aren't covered by this settlement.
  • • 2009-2016 -  Model years affected by the diesel scandal.
  • • €11 362 to €39 996 - Range of values for the affected Volkswagen diesels before the scandal became public on September 18, 2015. Owners who sell their cars back to VW would get the clean trade-in value as determined by the National Automobile Dealers Association depending on the model, age, mileage and options on their car.
  • • €4 635 to €9090 - Amount of additional compensation owners would get, whether they opt for a buyback or have Volkswagen fix their cars.

Infographic: Volkswagen emissions scandal


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