Volkswagen Group has stated that it will fix all diesel cars equipped with defeat device or engine software in Europe by 2017. The European Commission on Wednesday stated that the carmaker will be compensating the affected customers.
In a meeting with consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova. VW board member Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz committed to this strategy of fixing all diesel cars in Europe by 2017. VW has admitted that it installed a defeat device or piece of software that deactivates pollution control on more than 11 million diesel vehicles sold globally.
Whereas EU officials are pressuring VW for more compensation for the European customers, as the carmaker has announced a $15 billion settlement to the US. So the EU states that it's unfair to treat the European customers in a different way.
But Volkswagen has come up with its justification saying in Europe the technology fix is easier than the US. Also, the European car owners don't face the same drops in their cars. Volkswagen is making a steady progress in fixing cars in Europe, having repaired less than ten percent of cars sold in Europe.