The next big hearing is set to take place at the end of March 2018, and this hearing may well trigger the deadline date for claimants to join the Volkswagen Emissions Action and claim their compensation as a victim of the “dieselgate” scandal.
The court will normally set the final date, and if you miss the deadline, you may be unable to claim any compensation at all. Having been involved in previous actions where some people simply left it too late, they ended up being unable to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation.
Our advice is simple: do NOT delay and claim NOW!
Posted by Admin on March 13, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
When Volkswagen admitted that some 11 million of their vehicles worldwide were laced with cheat devices capable of allowing emissions controls to be activated during testing, but deactivated outside of test conditions, the world realised that one of the biggest brands on earth had knowingly deceived us all.
Despite accepting what they have done and agreeing huge pay-outs and fines in America and Canada, VW are refusing compensation to UK owners, claiming they think they are not legally responsible to do so. The action we are fighting in aims to change this, and amid fresh claims that carmakers are continually misleading customers, it’s a matter of time – in our view – until VW pay what they owe.
Posted by Admin on March 08, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
If you’ve yet to sign up for your Volkswagen Emissions Action compensation claim, you’d be wise to sort your claim out as soon as possible.
At the end of this month, a hearing is taking place where the particulars of the group action moving forward are likely to be determined. This may include which firms will be leading the action (which we expect to include us), and when the deadline will be to join the action.
We’ve been fighting for justice for VW victims since the very beginning, so if you’ve yet to sign up to our claimant group, the time is now!
Posted by Admin on March 06, 2018 in the following categories: VW Scandal
Former head for Volkswagen’s engineering and environmental office in Michigan, Oliver Schmidt, was given a maximum recommended prison sentence of seven years for his involvement in the VW Emissions Scandal. He was also given a maximum recommended fine of $400,000 (£300,000).
Schmidt was charged and convicted for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and for violating the Clean Air Act. Schmidt wrote to Judge Cox admitting he was given “a script, or talking points” by senior members in the company, inferring he was only following instructions.
Does this vindicate him? We don’t think so…
A year on from the Department For Transport challenging Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” explanation, and nothing has changed…
Posted by Admin on March 01, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
On the 20th February 2017, a hearing was held with Volkswagen’s UK Managing Director, Paul Willis, who said that he doesn’t believe that the German automotive giant misled customers when they were purchasing the vehicles involved in the emissions scandal.
The Department For Transport questioned many aspects of the scandal, with Willis mostly responding with answers akin to “I don’t know”, which really didn’t help matters at all.
A year on, VW remain defiant in refusing victims compensation, and not a lot else has happened in terms of government intervention.
Posted by Admin on February 27, 2018 in the following categories: VW Scandal
When the news broke that one of the biggest companies on the planet had been cheating emissions testing, the world was shocked. Not only were we left surprised as to how they’d managed to get away with such abhorrent behaviour for so long, but we were also angered at why they would do such a thing in the first place.
Prior to the emissions scandal, VW scored very highly in terms of climate strategy, ecological sustainability, compliance and anti-corruption. When the truth came out about what they’d been doing, their fall from grace was sharp.
With blood on their hands due to Nox pollution from “dirty diesels” and increasing inner-city environmental damage, not to mention experiments on monkeys, a simple question really needs answering: “Hey, VW! Where’s your Corporate Social Responsibility?”
Posted by Admin on February 22, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
A German environment group known as Deutsche Umwelthilfe (“D.U.H” for short) reported last year that they detected anomalies in BMW diesel sedans.
They went as far as to say that they suspected the anomalies may apply to many more BMW diesel vehicles as well.
The ‘not-for profit’ group look to take court action over threats to the environment. They reportedly carried out tests on a 2016 BMW 320d in both lab-conditions and in real-world conditions on the road. They say they found that when engine speeds exceeded 3000rpm, NOx levels spiked by up to seven-times more than the permitted levels.
Posted by Admin on February 20, 2018 in the following categories: VW Scandal
At an auto show in Los Angeles, the current VW CEO for North America, Hinrich Woebcken, presented two new cars that will hit the market in two years; both of which are electric. In the short and to-the-point interview, he was asked about the emissions scandal and whether the company had recovered, to which Woebcken said:
“we are absolutely, we are back. We are coming back. At the same time we are making sure there is zero arrogance. There is still a lot to do still to regain fully trust with our customers.”
You mean like compensating UK consumers, as an example? When are you guys planning to settle up over here? We’re waiting…
Posted by Admin on February 15, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News
Chancellor Philip Hammond launched a two-pronged attack on diesel cars to tackle the emissions problem in the U.K. Since the Volkswagen emissions scandal came to light, scientists have found that the excessive levels of NOx being polluted is contributing to premature deaths and exacerbating breathing and heart problems.
Hammond wants to introduce a U.K. version of the Euro 6, called the Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2), by April 2019. Any diesel vehicles that don’t conform may face increased vehicle excise duty (VED) and benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax.
Posted by Admin on February 13, 2018 in the following categories: VW Scandal
Despite admitting to the world that it cheated car emissions tests and installed illegal defeat devices into some 11 million vehicles worldwide, Volkswagen have been reporting healthy profits. According to some of the latest figures, Volkswagen Group’s third-quarter operating profit this year is £3.8 billion; an increase of 15% from the same time period for last year.
You could argue that once costs relating to the scandal are taken off the sum, operating profits may actually be way down; but that’s not the only thing to be wary of when it comes to this news. You see, VW want this scandal to go away, and they probably think these profit reports can help to achieve that.
But people are seeing through the smoke and mirrors…