German automaker Volkswagen said that it has resumed sales of its diesel-powered passenger vehicles in the United States, with oil burners accounting for 12% of its US sales in April, according to Reuters. The marque put a stop-sale order to its diesel models following its admission that its diesels were installed with engine software that is not compliant.

The German marque sold 10.3 million cars last year despite the fallout, representing a 3.8% growth from 2015’s 9.93 million units sold. In the United States, Volkswagen agreed to a settlement for the buying back of 85,000 vehicles with the affected 3.0 litre TDI V6 engines, while US $1 billion (RM 3.89 billion at the time) was set aside to compensate owners of cars with the EA189 2.0 litre diesel engine.

The report added that Volkswagen bought back nearly 238,000 vehicles, and repaired 6,200 vehicles. So far, the repurchased cars have not been resold yet. Volkswagen approach towards efficient vehicles has since moved from its prior diesel focus to a new emphasis on electrification and autonomous driving, with the announcement of its Together – Strategy 2025 plan for the coming decade.

Beyond the marque from Wolfsburg, US regulators granted Daimler AG approval to commence sales of its Sprinter commerical vans following extensive testing and discussion, a Daimler spokesperson told Reuters. Daimler is under investigation by the US Justice Department, EPA and a Stuttgart prosecutor in Germany for the emissions of its Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles, the report added.