Mercedes-Benz cheated to evade emission norm, to pay $2.2 bn in settlements


Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion violating U.S. clean air laws and to resolve claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, court documents show. The German automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit disclosed on Aug.

13 it had reached a settlement in principle resolving civil and environmental claims tied to 250,000 U.S. diesel cars and vans after the automaker used software to evade emissions rules. Daimler said in August expected costs of settlements with U.S. authorities would total $1.5 billion, settling with owners will cost another.

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