Diesel scandal cleanup to cost more than $2 billion in 2019

Since 2015, VW has paid out more than $30 billion over the scandal

Volkswagen's cleanup of a diesel cheating scandal will cost it $6.25 billion (5.5 billion euros) in 2018 and around 2.27 billion dollars in 2019, Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter told German weekly Boersen-Zeitung.

Since 2015, the German car making group has paid more than $30 billion to settle investor and consumer lawsuits as well as regulatory fines and remedies tied to resolving excessive emissions levels in its diesel cars.

In 2020 Volkswagen Group will see costs of about 1 billion euros related to emissions cheating, Witter told the paper. VW is sticking to plans for listing its trucks business in 2019 and continues to see growth potential in China, the world's largest car market, Witter said. Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Ros Russell)

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