(AP) — California would get an additional $86 million from Volkswagen in a deal over civil penalties stemming from the company's emissions cheating scandal.
State Attorney General Kamala Harris and Volkswagen asked a judge Thursday to approve the settlement. The money would be on top of more than a billion dollars that Volkswagen previously agreed to pay for investments in zero-emissions technology and environmental mitigation in California.
That figure was part of a $14.7 billion settlement announced last week that includes compensation for the majority of affected Volkswagen vehicle owners. Volkswagen is still facing billions more in fines and penalties as well as possible criminal charges.
The automaker has acknowledged that vehicles were programmed to turn on emissions controls during government lab tests and turn them off while on the road.