US Government Sues Volkswagen Over 'Clean Diesel' Ads

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The Federal Trade Commision (FTC), an independent agency of the United States government is suing the Volkswagen group over its 'clean diesel' ads which it claims duped US consumer into buying their cars.

The FTC is seeking an order from a federal curt that will force the VW group to compensate over 550,000 consumer who bought or leased diesel cars from Volkswagen and Audi between late 2008 and late 2015.

The FTC claims that VW deceived American customers into buying their diesel cars with their 'clean diesel' campaign which claimed that the company's diesel engines were low-emission, environmentally friendly, met emissions standards and would maintain a high resale value but were instead with emissions cheating software.

The average price of a single car sold by the Volkswagen group has been calculated to be $28,000 reports AFP and Volkswagen could end up paying $15 billion to buy back all the cars affected by the emissions scandal.

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Story first published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 9:53 [IST]
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