Daimler pays to turn the broken pots of the diesel | Automotive

The group automobile German Daimler announced on Thursday evening to have entered into an indemnity agreement amicable to the United States for the scandal of d

Daimler pays to turn the broken pots of the diesel | Automotive

The group automobile German Daimler announced on Thursday evening to have entered into an indemnity agreement amicable to the United States for the scandal of diesel engines, fixing a total cost of $ 2.2 billion.

This agreement is made up of the envelope "about 1.5 billion dollars" for the authorities of the united states and another 700 million to settle complaints and legal fees and lawyers, said the automaker in a press release.

It involves next authorities in several american administrations, both in California, where the first complaints were filed, and at the federal level, including the ministry of Justice and the customs service.

collective Action

Relating to the collective complaints, the arrangement finally found relates to about 250,000 owners of vehicles in the United States. It still needs to be validated by a us court. It involves a dozen models equipped with the diesel "BlueTEC" of which the first complainants challenged strongly the reality of the pollutants on the road announced by Mercedes.

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Daimler said that the impact of these costs of compensation would be felt on cash for three years, in particular in the course of the next twelve months. But he said he had provided enough money to deal with the accounting side.

In total, the end of 2019, Daimler had provided some € 5 billion to meet its legal risks in the world on the scandal of emissions-rigged diesel engines.

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 02:33

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