Wolfsburg (dpa) - The compensation payments to Volkswagen customers in a diesel comparison are nearing completion. In around 240,000 cases, a total of more than 750 million euros were transferred, the group said on Tuesday.

The associated online portal is still in operation for almost a week, and is scheduled to close on July 6th. After that, customers can only submit their documents by post, such as lawyers' bills.

VW said that the settlement was now “essentially completed”. A few thousand claims are currently being examined or are being implemented, and a major change in the numbers is not expected until next week. More than 90 percent of them were able to agree with those customers who were eligible. Depending on the age and type of the vehicle, amounts between 1350 and 6257 euros were offered.

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