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VW Settlement

In June 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a partial consent decree settling claims by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the Federal Trade Commission against German automaker, Volkswagen AG (VW). Volkswagen has agreed to spend over $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions. The settlement is divided into three distinct programs. A buy back or modification program for consumers, a National Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan, and an environmental mitigation trust.

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Distribution of Funds

​Component Program​ Settlement​ Distribution​ Alabama Allocation​
National ZEV Investment Plan​ ZEV Investment Plan​ $2 billion​ $1.2 billion (US)
$800 million (CA)​
No direct allocation
2.0-liter Allocation​ Environmental Mitigation Trust​ $2.7 billion​ State Beneficiaries​ $24,084,727​
3.0-liter Allocation​ Environmental Mitigation Trust​ ​$225 million State Beneficiaries​ ​$1,396,241
​Class Action Settlement ​Buyback and Emissions Modification ​$10 billion Consumers​ No direct allocation


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