The state of West Virginia is suing Volkswagen, saying the company violated the state’s consumer protection law by advertising “clean diesel” cars.
The Environmental Protection Agency has accused Volkswagen of installing a device in its diesel cars that fools inspectors when they’re testing for emissions. The rest of the time, the device allegedly allows the cars to put out emissions of up to 40 times the allowable level.
The West Virginia lawsuit says nearly 2,700 diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are registered in the state. The suit seeks a $5,000 penalty for each violation and a refund for consumers.
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