$15B fine on 11M defective by design units? That's a shade over $1000 a unit in fines. Does that fine even cover the profit per unit. VW shouldn't be making a profit per unit after fines.
If the fine for violating the emissions standards is so low and still appropriate, couldn't I just pay $1500 more to buy a car without all the emissions gear? The lower cost of servicing a slightly more expensive car without all the emissions baggage would more than cover the extra $1500.
If not, then the fine isn't appropriate now is it?
Nope.. not 11M cars
Given that the gas models sell more than the diesel models and that the body work is equivalent
Even the diesel parts will get reused
get one for half price from a non-compliant 2L sold back to VW.