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Dieselgate: Volkswagen sees 4-5 bn euros in outflows in 2018

Dieselgate has so far cost the company more than 25 billion euros

Reuters  |  Germany 

Volkswagen

expects outflows of 4-5 billion euros ($4.7-5.9 billion) next year in relation to the cheating scandal, the carmaker's Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter told journalists on Monday.

"I am not at all relaxed with regard to the diesel issue," Witter said. The figure is below the up to 17 billion euros in outflows expected this year.

has so far cost the company more than 25 billion euros and contributed to a strategy shift in the sector towards electric vehicles, with most manufacturers having announced far-reaching investment packages.

First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 22:55 IST