Pennsylvania will get $30.4 million, or nearly one-fifth of a $157 million settlement, from the parent company of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche, and their American subsidiaries.
The settlement agreement with Volkswagen Group stems from lawsuits against the automaker over an undisclosed and illegal "defeat device" software on more than 570,000 diesel vehicles – including 23,000 in the Commonwealth – that "allowed excessive carbon monoxide emissions to escape into the air in violation of federal and state laws," the state's Attorney General's Office said
Pennsylvania was already set to receive $13.1 million in civil penalties from Volkswagen, as well as $5 million in costs to the Office of the Attorney General and $2.5 million each for the state's Clean Air and Motor Licenses funds, part of an earlier settlement.
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