News Digest Item
02 Feb 2017

“Bosch compensates diesel customers in the US”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Car component supplier Bosch has agreed on a settlement to pay 328 million dollars to claimants in the US for its role in Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, Max Hägler writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “But they don’t talk about their role,” Hägler writes. He said Bosch – in contrast to VW – never admitted to any wrongdoing in the diesel fraud scheme. Bosch insisted the settlement, which is yet to be legally confirmed, was “no admission of guilt”, he writes. German prosecutors and their US counterparts suspect Bosch’s management knew about the illegal practices VW carried out with Bosch’s technology, which is why the company sought to become exempt from all liability as early as 2008, Hägler writes.

Read the article in German here.

For background, see the CLEW factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility

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