Washington Awards $12 million from the VW Settlement for 40 Electric School Buses

On April 29, 2020, the Washington State Department of Ecology awarded $12 million from the state's federal VW Settlement allocation to fund 40 electric school buses across the state. This award makes Washington the 14th state to commit settlement funds to school bus electrification. In addition to school buses, Washington has awarded more than [...]

By |2020-05-11T18:43:40-04:00May 11th, 2020|

Washington State Launches $2.25 Million Charging Infrastructure Program for Government Agencies

On September 4, 2019, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced a new round of VW Settlement funding targeting state and local government facilities. The program seeks to accelerate EV adoption in both public and private vehicle fleets throughout the state by expanding access to public charging sited at government facilities. The program will [...]

By |2019-09-11T12:35:10-04:00September 11th, 2019|

Dealership Engagement: Making The EV Case to Dealerships

Engaging dealerships is a crucial marker in the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Due to several barriers, most auto dealers are not equipped to effectively sell electric cars. The biggest challenge to engaging dealers to grow electric car sales is the lack of knowledge about electric vehicles. This webinar will address the barriers facing [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:29:47-04:00September 10th, 2019|

The Forth Guide to Ride and Drives

Forth’s Program Manager, Steven Alaman will be joined by Terry Travis, Co-Founder at EV Hybrid Noire, and Kylie Morgan, Program Coordinator at Plug In America for a webinar exploring best practices for executing ride and drive events. From working with dealerships to coordinating volunteer efforts, this webinar will highlight lessons learned and offer recommendations [...]

By |2019-06-20T21:28:52-04:00August 6th, 2019|

Washington proposes plan for $112.7 million VW settlement

Washington state aims to turn an environmental scandal into an opportunity to transform the transportation system and improve air quality under a new proposal released Thursday. The plan would use $112.7 million the state is eligible to receive from a federal settlement with Volkswagen to reduce air pollution from diesel vehicles and increase access [...]

By |2017-12-18T10:51:46-05:00November 17th, 2017|

Shaping Washington’s plan for the $112.7 million from Volkswagen

Read a blog post by the Washington Department of Ecology on the state's plan to use its funds from Volkswagen Settlement ($112.7 million). The state conducted a survey of where the funds should go. The top priority items from survey respondents were ferries and tugboats; DERA matching funds; and school, shuttle, and transit buses. [...]

By |2018-03-13T07:48:00-04:00July 28th, 2017|
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