German newspaper Die Welt is reporting that Volkswagen will have to recall 2.46 million cars fitted with the illegal emission control software in Germany alone.
According to the newspaper there are 1.54 million German VW-branded cars needed to be fixed, as well as 531,813 with the Audi badge, another 286,970 at Skoda and finally 104,197 at Seat. While Die Welt is quoting numbers, the paper still hasn't revealed where it has got the numbers from.
Volkswagen, had earlier said about 8.5 million cars will need to be fixed in Europe. The car maker has set aside 6.7 billion euros ($7.09 billion) to help cover the costs of the diesel recalls and another 2 billion euros for compensation payments related to its manipulations of carbon dioxide emission levels.
Analysts have said the costs of fines, lawsuits and vehicle refits caused by VW's rigging of diesel emissions tests could top 40 billion euros.