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Porsche to pay $80 million to resolve fuel economy claims in US

Volkswagen AG and its unit Porsche AG agreed to a class-action settlement worth at least $80 million to resolve claims it skewed emissions and fuel economy information on 500,000 Porsche vehicles in the United States, court documents noted.

The settlement, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, should be authorized by a federal judge. It concerns 2005 through 2020 model year Porsche vehicles after owners alleged the automaker of physically modifying test vehicles that affected emissions and fuel economy results.

Owners of eligible vehicles will get payments of $250 to $1,109 on every vehicle.

Porsche confirmed the settlement but said it has not acknowledged the accusations in these proceedings. The agreement serves to end the issue. The comparison is applicable only to vehicles sold in the United States.

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