VW Settlement Information

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In late 2015, Volkswagen (VW) publicly admitted it had secretly and deliberately installed a defeat device - software designed to cheat emissions tests and deceive federal and state regulators - in nearly 500,000 VW and Audi branded 2.0-liter diesel vehicles and 83,000 3.0-liter diesel vehicles sold to American consumers.

Through a series of three partial settlements, EPA resolved their civil enforcement case against VW. As a result of these partial settlements, Connecticut was allocated over $55 million for use towards offsetting the excess NOx emissions caused by VW's actions through extensive mitigation projects to reduce NOx from a wide array of mobile sources.

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View CT's final mitigation plan and documents relating to the development of the plan along with an archive of VW Settlement court documents and links to related VW Settlement web pages.

Administrative Archive

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Content last updated January 22, 2020