VW settles with 10 more US states
German car maker Volkswagen announced in a statement that it has agreed to settle environmental claims from 10 US states over its illegal excess diesel emissions for $224 million in an effort to move past the ongoing scandal. The settlement covers mainly eastern states, including New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and also covers some consumer claims. “The agreement avoids further prolonged and costly litigation as Volkswagen continues to work to earn back the trust of its customers, regulators and the public,” The car maker said in its statement on the matter. This brings the total bill for VW up to $35.75 billion in the United States alone, resolving claims and buying back affected vehicles from owners, states, dealerships and environmental regulators.