Volkswagen to pay $200 million for cheating 3.0-liter diesels
In September 2015, Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal first began making headlines. Now, more than a year later, the gift that's given both nonstop headlines and harmful levels of pollutants is giving something else: $200 million in federal fines. That money is part of the company's settlement with U.S. regulators over 80,000 illegally equipped 3.0-liter diesels made by Audi, Porsche, and VW. It's specifically earmarked for pollution reduction and will be added to a $2.7 billion fund created in June as part of a package that dealt with emissions from 2.0-liter diesels manufactured by Audi and VW.