New Jersey Announces Statewide EV Partnership and Awards $16 Million in VW Settlement Grants

On June 3, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the statewide Partnership to Plug-In. This interagency clean transportation plan will coordinate the efforts of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to advance clean transportation targets and accelerate charging infrastructure [...]

By |2019-06-10T11:42:33-04:00June 3rd, 2019|

Tennessee Allocates $8.8 Million of VW Settlement Funds for School Bus Replacement

On May 22, 2019, Tennessee announced the recipients of $8,854,685.42 in VW Settlement grants to replace older models of diesel school buses with newer and cleaner alternatives. The funding will help replace 143 older diesel school buses with one electric, 68 diesel, 66 propane, and eight CNG school buses. 39 school districts across the [...]

By |2019-06-07T12:26:49-04:00May 23rd, 2019|

Colorado Adds 24 Electric Buses Through the VW Settlement

Colorado announced almost $14 million in awards through the VW Settlement on April 18, 2019. The funding will go towards the purchase of 24 electric buses, three CNG buses, and one LPG bus throughout the state. This is the first award made from the state's $68 million total allocation.  This marks a step towards [...]

By |2019-07-26T08:42:22-04:00April 24th, 2019|

Indiana Announces Round One RFP for VW Settlement Funding

Indiana announced the first round RFP for VW Settlement funding on March 27, 2019. This RFP is administered by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and will remain open until June 17, 2019. $9.8 million of the total $40.1 million allocated to the state will be available during this round of funding.  Eligible [...]

By |2019-03-28T14:37:28-04:00March 28th, 2019|

New Jersey Announces VW Settlement Funding for EV Charging and Electric Transit Buses

On February 28, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that $11.2 M of the state's VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Funds had been allocated to electric vehicle charging stations and electric transit buses. NJ TRANSIT will receive $8 M to purchase eight new electric transit buses to be used in the City [...]

By |2019-03-05T18:56:19-05:00March 5th, 2019|

Hawaii Releases Draft Mitigation Plan

On Friday March 1st, the Hawaii  State Energy Office published its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The plan was submitted to the Wilmington Trust back on January 9th but was only recently made publicly accessible on their website. Electrification accounted for 66 percent of the state's $8.12 million from the settlement. Below is a table that [...]

By |2019-03-05T10:17:04-05:00March 5th, 2019|

Mississippi Releases VW Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On February 15, 2019 the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) released its draft mitigation plan that lays out the state's strategy for spending its $9.87 million share of the Environmental Mitigation Trust. The breakdown of the spending priorities by mitigation action are below. Notably, Mississippi has allocated only 10% of the maximum 15% [...]

By |2019-03-04T14:12:25-05:00February 15th, 2019|

Electrify America Releases Cycle 2 National ZEV Investment Plan

On February 7, 2019, Electrify America announced that its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2 is now available and that the company will start executing on the plan this year. Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019. The $300 million investment will build on Electrify [...]

By |2019-03-04T14:12:04-05:00February 11th, 2019|
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