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 Category||Eligible Mitigation Action(s)||Allocation %|
Class 8 Local Freight & Port Drayage Trucks
|Up to 9%|
Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle us or Transit Bus
|2||At least 40.5%|
|Freight Switchers||3||Up to 6%|
|Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks||6||7%|
|Airport Ground Support Equipment||7||2.5%|
|Forklifts and Port Handling Equipment||8||1%|
|Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment||9|
|Federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act||10|
|Administrative Costs (excluding Light Duty EVSE)||N/A||8.5%|
(hat tip to Luke Tonachel)