German newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that Volkswagen is involved in talks with Canadian authorities in an attempt to reach a settlement over its diesel emissions scandal.
In June, the automaker agreed to pay up to $15.3 billion as restitution for falsifying U.S. emissions tests. As part of that deal, Volkswagen will reserve over $10 billion to buy back or fix vehicles equipped with its diesel engines.
Declining to identify its source, the newspaper claims that a comparable settlement in Canada would amount to as much as $2 billion.
In response to the report, a Volkswagen spokesperson acknowledged “VW is in talks with the Canadian authorities but there are no decisions yet.”