Volkswagen’s Diesel Emissions Scandal
Many people told the survey they were not impressed with VW’s responseNine out of 10 Volkswagen drivers in the UK whose vehicles could be affected by the diesel emissions scandal think they should get compensation, according to a survey.
Consumer group Which? found that out of more than 2,000 motorists who own a VW diesel manufactured between 2008 and 2015, 90% believe they should get compensation.
Most (96%) said fuel efficiency was an important factor when they bought the vehicle.
And 90% said the environmental impact was an important consideration.
Volkswagen’s UK boss Paul Willis – appear before the Commons environmental audit committee today – said earlier this week it was “premature” to talk about compensation.
He told the House of Commons transport committee: “We have to get our trust back.
“I think it’s premature to talk about loss of value.
“This is a very important issue, but it’s not a safety-related issue.
“We have to make sure we regain the trust of our customers.”
But of those questioned, more than half said they would not buy a VW diesel in the future.
Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said: “Many VW owners tell us they decided to buy their car based on its efficiency and low environmental impact, so it’s outrageous that VW aren’t being clear with their customers about how and when they will be compensated.
“Volkswagen UK must set out an urgent timetable for redress to the owners of the affected vehicles.”
Almost 1.2 million vehicles are affected in the UK, with recalls due to begin in the first quarter of next year to fix the problem.
SOURCE: Sky News