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Volkswagen To Pay California $66 Million More For Emissions Cheating


Volkswagen has agreed to pay California $66 million for the remaining 15,000 vehicles caught in the company’s emission cheating scandal. 

The latest settlement is in response to a lawsuit over the 3-liter diesel engine cars. It comes on top of a $2 billion deal Volkswagen reached with the state for emission evasions in smaller diesel engine cars.

California air regulators uncovered the cheating, which resulted in engines that pollute well over state limits. The state will receive $41 million as part of a national settlement. 

The California Air Resources Board says there will be a public process to determine how that money is spent. 

Volkswagen will pay another $25 million for clean car and electric vehicle programs, concentrated in disadvantaged communities. 

California regulators say as part of the deal, VW will offer three new models of electric cars for sale in California, including one SUV model before 2019.

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