US sues Volkswagen for deceptive 'clean diesel' campaign

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Washington (AFP)

The US government filed suit against Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the German automaker deceived American consumers by promoting supposedly "clean diesel" vehicles that were actually fitted with illegal pollution-cheating devices.

The Federal Trade Commission said it is seeking a federal court order requiring Volkswagen to compensate consumers who bought or leased affected VW and Audi vehicles between late 2008 and late 2015, as well as an injunction to prevent Volkswagen from using the cheating devices again.