有難同當?Bosch將支付3.275億美元一起賠償Volkswagen柴油引擎造假案 | U-CAR

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有難同當?Bosch將支付3.275億美元一起賠償Volkswagen柴油引擎造假案

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Volkswagen柴油引擎排污造假案從2015年9月底爆發至今,先前在主要處理美國地區和解賠償的情況下,總花費已經達到165億美元之多,而當時尚未有針對3.0升柴油引擎的修正等等。而就在2017年2月1日,Volkswagen提出了3.0升TDI柴油引擎和解方案,U-CAR也在2月2日撰寫了相關報導。

隨著最新的方案提出,Volkswagen預計花費的相關賠償費用也不斷上修,根據路透社表示,預估美國8萬輛3.0升TDI引擎的車輛將讓Volkswagen集團支付約12.2億美元進行購回或修正。另外還有一項最新消息就是德國供應商Bosch也發表聲明,將支付3.275億美元,一起負責賠償美國所有受影響的車主。

根據路透社表示,預估美國8萬輛3.0升TDI引擎的車輛將讓Volkswagen集團支付約12.2億美元進行購回或修正。

3.0升TDI柴油引擎賠償

首先在Volkswagen的賠償方面,先前針對美國搭載2.0升TDI柴油引擎的車輛,已經花費了高達100.3億美元購回與修正了40多萬輛,如今大約8萬輛的3.0升TDI引擎之車款,將再支出12.2億美元進行購回或者技術修正。而根據美國法官的批准,如果選擇修正車輛的車主,將可獲得7,000至16,000美元不等的賠償,且如果性能出現問題,Volkswagen需額外再支付500美元給車主。

在Volkswagen的賠償方面,大約8萬輛的3.0升TDI引擎之車款,將再支出12.2億美元進行購回或者技術修正。

Volkswagen表示,在2016年12月底之前,2009-2012年生產的Volkswagen與Audi,將有2萬輛車會由集團進行回購,並給予車主7,500美元,其餘6萬輛車,包含Volkswagen、Audi與Porsche則預計將會進行召回修正的作業。

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Bosch將支付3.275億美元一起賠償

除了Volkswagen的3.0升柴油引擎解決方案出來之外,另一個重點則是德國供應商Bosch。在事情爆發之後,美國當局針對Bosch也不斷進行相關調查,Bosch也不斷被外界質疑為協助造假案的幫兇,不過截至目前為止尚未有明確的證據,且Bosch提出的最新聲明稿也強調其沒有不法的行為。

然而Robert Bosch GmbH管理委員會主席Volkmar Denner表示,為了協助Volkswagen的和解,同時也是公司的一個轉型過程,因此公司內部決議提供3.275億美元來進行和解。這些和解金當中,將支付1.63億美元用於解決2.0升車輛的索賠,車主每人約獲得350美元,而3.0升車輛之車主將平分1.133億美元,車主每人約可收到1,500美元。

Bosch將支付3.275億美元,其中1.63億美元用於解決2.0升車輛的索賠,車主每人約獲得350美元,而3.0升車輛之車主將平分1.133億美元,車主每人約可收到1,500美元。

至於Bosch的這項和解協議主要是針對民事訴訟的部分,且需要得到Charles R. Breyer法官的批准,因此在美國時間2月14日將會舉行公聽會,預計5月初會進行最後的批准。

Bosch原文聲明稿

Stuttgart / San Francisco – Bosch has entered into a settlement agreement with civil claimants in the U.S. in order to settle the most substantial part of the civil law proceedings pending in connection with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles that were sold in the U.S. The corresponding documents have been filed overnight with the competent U.S. court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The settlement agreement was concluded with the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (“PSC”) on behalf of proposed settlement classes.

The agreement would settle the claims of consumers and dealers of used vehicles against Robert Bosch GmbH, its affiliates, employees, and directors concerning Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles with 2.0L engines for model years 2009 through 2015 and Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche diesel vehicles with 3.0L engines for model years 2009 through 2016. For this purpose, Bosch will pay a total amount of USD 327.5 million (approx. EUR 304 million). By entering into the settlement, Bosch neither acknowledges the facts as alleged by the plaintiffs nor does Bosch accept any liability.

“Upon careful consideration of all relevant aspects, we have in this case decided to enter into a settlement agreement. Bosch is currently undergoing the biggest transformation process in its company history. We wish to devote our attention and our resources to the transition in mobility and in other areas of activity”, said Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Management Board of Robert Bosch GmbH.

The settlement agreement now reached requires the approval by Judge Charles R. Breyer, who conducts the nationwide multi-district proceedings in which numerous civil law actions have been combined. In a hearing scheduled for 14 February 2017, the Court will consider to grant preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. The class members will then be informed of their rights and options. It is proposed that the Court considers final approval of the settlement agreement in early May.

The settlement agreement concerns only civil law claims. As it has done since allegations have first been made public, Bosch will continue to defend its interests in all other civil and criminal law proceedings and to cooperate comprehensively with the investigating authorities in Germany and in other countries.

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