The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) completed their second round of designations for their Alternative Fuels Corridor program. Through the program, the FHWA is helping to create a national network of alternative fueling and charging infrastructure. The program now encompasses: Segments or entire lengths of 71 Interstate corridors 44 states and the District of Columbia [...]
States will soon start implementing programs to use VW settlement funds to reduce NOx emissions. One of the most powerful ways to cut these harmful emissions is to advance the deployment of zero emission vehicles. We held a webinar on January 30, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET to share good practices on state funding programs that advance EV charging.
States will soon start implementing programs to use VW settlement funds to reduce NOx emissions. One of the most powerful ways to cut these harmful emissions is to advance the deployment of zero emission vehicles. We held a webinar on January 24, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET to share good practices on state funding programs that advance zero emission trucks and buses.
Wilmington Trust launches a public-facing website on the Environmental Mitigation Trust. The site contains brief overviews of the State and Tribal trusts. A FAQ is also present but is still under development. Visit the Website Read the News Article about the Website
Now that the Trust Effective Date has been set, we thought it would be helpful to share an update on state actions to use VW settlement funds for zero emission vehicles and EV charging.
Energy Department Announces $15 million for Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging
The Energy Department announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office is seeking research projects to develop plug-in electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels, decreasing charge time to 15 minutes or less. Advanced [...]
The Hill recently published two op-eds that highlight the ongoing debate in states over the use of VW settlement funds. The first op-ed from the Sierra Club argues the Environmental Mitigation Trust is a rare opportunity to transform the transportation sector through electrification. Gina from the Sierra Club effectively makes the case on the [...]
The State and Tribe Trust Agreements have been executed by the settling parties and filed with the court. As a result of this filing, the Trust Effective Date has been set to today, October 2, 2017. The Trust Effective Date kicks off the timeline here. The court approved the Trust Agreements back on September 19th [...]
The U.S. District Judge approved the Trust Agreements (detailed previously here). The Trust Agreements must be executed by the settling parties and filed with the court within two weeks of this order (September 19th). The day this filing occurs is the Trust Effective Date; see here for the timeline that gets kicked off by [...]
Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America contracted with JLL to identify EV charging station sites and provide site feasibility studies in 17 metros, nearly half of them in California. JLL is seeking sites with property owners that include mall REITS, restaurants, retailers, gas stations, mixed-use developments, hotels and other properties. Read the News Story [...]