VW Giving $1,000 in Cards, Credits to Owners Caught in Scandal

Volkswagen AG announced Monday that owners of cars affected by the diesel-emissions scandal will receive $1,000 in payments as a goodwill gesture.

VW is offering owners of diesel-powered cars with 2.0-liter engines under investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $500 on a prepaid Visa card, $500 in dealership credits and three years of free roadside assistance.

The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker announced the program in an e-mail today.

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