Volkswagen’s next step in resolving the emissions scandal

Kai Ryssdal Apr 21, 2016
HTML EMBED:
COPY
A federal judge has approved a deal in which the automaker will buy back or repair nearly half a million VWs the company rigged to pass emissions tests. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen’s next step in resolving the emissions scandal

Kai Ryssdal Apr 21, 2016
A federal judge has approved a deal in which the automaker will buy back or repair nearly half a million VWs the company rigged to pass emissions tests. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

From San Francisco today comes the next step in what will surely be a very long unwinding of the Volkswagen emissions-rigging scandal.

A federal judge has approved the outlines of a deal in which the automaker will either buy back or offer to repair nearly half a million VW’s the company doctored to pass emissions tests.

Dan Neil, who writes about cars and everything automotive for the Wall Street Journal, spoke with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.