Fuel Economy Settlement for Gasoline-Powered Audi, Bentley, Porsche, and Volkswagen Vehicles

Welcome to the Official Website for the Volkswagen Fuel Economy Settlement

**Important update** The deadline to submit a claim for compensation was May 28, 2020, and the settlement compensation program is now closed.

As required under the settlement, the balance of any remaining settlement funds that were unclaimed shall be directed to environmental remediation efforts through a cy pres distribution, subject to the Court’s approval.  This cy pres distribution may include, for example, the purchase of greenhouse gas credits, environmental projects in consultation with relevant regulators, and/or other, environmentally-focused recipients, as agreed by the Parties and approved by the Court. Class Plaintiffs filed the proposed recipients for cy pres distribution on April 27, 2022 for the Court’s review and approval. A copy of the filing and of the cy pres projects submitted is available below. The Court granted the application on May 16, 2022. That Order is linked below.

Important Dates
  • October 4, 2019
    Preliminary Approval Granted
  • January 17, 2020
    Deadline to Exclude Yourself
  • January 17, 2020
    Deadline to Object
  • February 28, 2020
    Final Approval Hearing
  • February 28, 2020
    Final Approval Granted
  • May 28, 2020
    Deadline to File a Claim

Settlement Documents

Proposed Cy Pres Recipients

Plaintiffs’ Submission

Exhibit ASummary Chart of All Proposals
Exhibit BCarnegie Mellon
Exhibit CCentral California Asthma Collaborative
Exhibit DCentral Valley Air Quality Coalition
Exhibit ECornell University
Exhibit FDel Amo Action Committee
Exhibit GEl Sol Neighborhood Educational Center
Exhibit HGeorgia Institute of Technology
Exhibit IGroundwork USA
Exhibit JLa Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
Exhibit KManylabs, Inc.
Exhibit LMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Exhibit MNew York University School of Law
Exhibit NPublic Education Foundation
Exhibit OStrategic Energy Innovations
Exhibit PTexas A&M
Exhibit QThe EV Charging Expansion Project Environmental Remediation Trust
Exhibit RUniversity of California Berkeley
Exhibit SUniversity of California Los Angeles
Exhibit TUniversity of Illinois Urbana
Exhibit UUniversity of Miami School of Law
Exhibit VUniversity of Southern California
Exhibit WUniversity of Virginia
Exhibit XUniversity of Wisconsin (Madison)
Exhibit YVanderbilt University
Exhibit ZWashington Unified School District
Exhibit AAWest Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Exhibit BBYale University
Exhibit CCCARB SEP Program

The following documents offer additional information on the Settlement.