LOS ANGELES (AP) — California would get an additional $86 million from Volkswagen in a deal over civil penalties stemming from the company’s emissions cheating scandal.
State Attorney General Kamala Harris and Volkswagen asked a judge Thursday to approve the settlement. The money would be on top of more than a billion dollars that Volkswagen previously agreed to pay for investments in zero-emissions technology and environmental mitigation in California.READ MORE: 'Gentle And Generous Soul': Bruno, LA Zoo's 42-Year-Old Orangutan, Dies Suddenly
That figure was part of a $14.7 billion settlement announced last week that includes compensation for the majority of affected Volkswagen vehicle owners. Volkswagen is still facing billions more in fines and penalties as well as possible criminal charges.READ MORE: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
The automaker has acknowledged that vehicles were programmed to turn on emissions controls during government lab tests and turn them off while on the road.MORE NEWS: Several Small Burbank Shops Targeted In Early Morning Burglary Spree
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