Volkswagen AG, a Germany-based car manufacturer, is expected to pay as much as $7,000 to the U.S. customers of Volkswagen’s Diesel Cars. The whole buzz arose when Europe’s Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska told a newspaper on Sunday that the Volkswagen should offer European drivers similar compensation to what the company is expected to pay U.S. customers on account of ongoing Dieselgate Scandal.
According to Reuters, “Volkswagen should voluntarily pay European car owners compensation that is comparable with that which they will pay U.S. consumers,” Bienkowska told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
Volkswagen is expected to agree next week to convey nearly $10.3 Billion to settle claims by U.S. regulators germinating from its diesel emissions cheating scandal.
The whole settlement involves offers to buy back closely 500,000 polluting U.S. vehicles and pay an average compensation of around $5000-$7000 to owners.
On the other side, VW officials have said that in Europe they will repair vehicles to remove illegal materials but have no scheme to pay consumers compensation, saying they have suffered no loss.
“Treating consumers in Europe differently than U.S. consumers is no way to win back trust,” Bienkowska added.