On September 5, 2018, New York State released its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to outline the use of their $127.7 million in VW settlement funds. A breakdown of the funds by action item is below.

New York plans to devote at least 60% of its funds toward the electrification of both on- and off-road equipment. “The plan seeks to prioritize the replacement of diesel vehicles and equipment with all-electric replacements.”

The state will continue to accept comments as they move forward with the plan. The comments may be submitted to VWsettlement@dec.ny.gov.


Funding CategoryEligible Mitigation Action(s)Allocation %

Class 8 Local Freight & Port Drayage Trucks


Up to 9%

Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle us or Transit Bus

2At least 40.5%
Freight Switchers3Up to 6%
Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks67%
Airport Ground Support Equipment72.5%
Forklifts and Port Handling Equipment81%
Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment9


Federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act10


Administrative Costs (excluding Light Duty EVSE)N/A8.5%
New York State VW Site
New York State Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

(hat tip to Luke Tonachel)