On Thursday, August 9th, the State of Virginia became the first state to commit funds from the VW settlement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a Notice of Intent to Award a contract to EVgo Services, LLC, to develop a statewide public electric vehicle charging network.

EVgo will use two Virginia-based contractors to help develop the electric vehicle charging network. The network will be developed over three (3) one (1)-year investment cycles. EVgo will also open a service center in Richmond that will allow for rapid deployment and maintenance support of Virginia’s statewide charging network and encourage local job growth.  

Virginia also filed its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan with the Volkswagen trustee, which contains all eligible mitigation actions or project categories that the Commonwealth of Virginia plans to fund with the $93.6 million, including the $14 million electric vehicle charging network. 

State of Virginia Press Release

(hat tip to Jonathan Levy and Alleyn Harned)