Volkswagen drivers may be refunded full cost of car following emissions scandal

IT has been revealed that Volkswagen is considering refunding owners of vehicles fitted with software to cheat pollution tests as compensation.

The German Auto Giant was sent into damage control after they were busted using software to deceive U.S regulators measuring toxic emissions in some of its diesel cars.

Following the revelation, VW chief executive Martin Winterkorn issued an apology, saying he was “endlessly sorry for the manipulation” before resigning.


The motor giant’s chief in the US reportedly confirmed that refunding drivers was “one of the areas we are looking at” and could see the company face 10 x the estimated £4.7billion costs.

The cheating device was fitted to 11 million diesel cars and vans worldwide.