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Emission tests scandal likely to cost Volkswagen up to $80 billion


Germany-based Volkswagen A.G.'s recent emission tests scandal is likely to cost the automaker up to $80 billion, reported Times Free Press citing The Associated Press.

Warburg Research GmbH analyst Marc-Rene Tonn said that fines, lawsuits and recalls related to the scandal are likely to cost Volkswagen more than €35 million ($39 million). The automaker may also face fines in the United States and other countries. Recalling and fixing up to 11 million cars globally could cost the automaker €2 billion, Mr. Tonn said.

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