Volkswagen Group on Thursday requested the Ninth Circuit U.S. Courtroom of Appeals to rethink a ruling that stated two counties might search doubtlessly billions in monetary penalties over extra diesel emissions.
The three-Zero ruling in June stated Utah’s Salt Lake County and Florida’s Hillsborough County might search “staggering” damages over updates made to polluting diesel autos after they have been offered.
VW stated in court docket papers Thursday that the ruling, if upheld, might have sweeping ramifications for the U.S. auto trade and will power automotive corporations “both to keep away from sustaining or enhancing the emission management programs of in-use autos… or go on the substantial elevated compliance prices to shoppers.”
VW requested the panel to rethink its ruling or for the complete appeals court docket to take up the case, warning the choice might have an effect on thousands and thousands of autos recalled for emissions autos yearly and will lead to “regulatory chaos.”
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