Reported on Monday by German newspaper Die Welt, Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will have to recall over 2.46 million cars that were rigged with the illegal emission software in Germany alone.

Alexander Dobrindt, Germany’s transport minister, said;

“The VW group must resolve the damage quickly. It cannot be that customers will be hit by the disadvantages… Weeks ago, we arranged a recall regarding all diesel vehicles, which will kick off in January 2016. We are dealing with the VW affair much more [in Germany] than, for example, in the United States.”

The Volkswagen scandal, which was uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency, has also had many consequences all over the globe, where in India, Volkswagen will have to recall up to 100,000 that falsify emission levels and fuel efficiency figures. South Korea are also fining the company $12.3 million and ordering thousands of cars to be recalled.

Analysts have said the costs of fines, lawsuits and vehicle refits caused by VW’s rigging of diesel emissions tests could top 40 billion euros.

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