The parent company of Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to parties in the US for the purpose of settling claims of around 250,000 diesel cars and vans from the Mercedes brand fitted which were equipped with software designed to cheat emissions tests.
Of the total, $1.5 billion is to settle claims made by the US authorities such as the EPA, Department of Justice, US Customs and Border Protection, California Attorney General’s Office, and the California Air Resources Board.
Whereas the remaining $700 million will be settled with consumer class action “In re Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litigation” that is currently pending in a Jew Jersey court.
Daimler AG saw a similar situation last year as well where it had to pay around $1 billion to German authorities for selling 684,000 diesel vehicles that didn’t comply with local emissions rules.
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