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April 2021

New Jersey Set to Become the Second State to Formally Implement Advanced Clean Truck Regulation

2021-04-15T15:32:51-04:00April 15, 2021|Tags: , |

On Wednesday, April 14th, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of rule proposal announcing their intention to adopt regulations modeled after California's Advanced Clean Trucks Rule (ACT). The proposed rulemaking [...]

March 2021

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June 2020

West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative Final Study Released

2020-06-22T10:20:55-04:00June 22, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

The West Coast Clean Transit Initiative, a network of nine electric utilities and two public agencies representing more than two dozen municipal utilities, published their final report on June 17, 2020.

May 2020

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

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

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 [...]

April 2020

New Jersey Will Allocate Remaining $45 Million VW Settlement Funds to EVs and EV Charging

2020-04-22T19:52:28-04:00April 22, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Strengthening the state's transportation electrification leadership, policymakers in New Jersey announced on April 22, 2020 that the remaining VW Settlement Funds worth almost $45 million will go towards EVs and EV charging. Roughly $32.7 [...]

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

DOE Announces $133 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research

2020-01-28T15:14:27-05:00January 28, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $133 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research.  This funding supports research that will lead to more affordable, efficient, and secure transportation energy. Funded [...]

New Jersey Legislature Passes New Bill Mandating Accelerated EV and Charging Deployment

2020-01-14T19:16:32-05:00January 14, 2020|Tags: , , , |

On January 13, 2020, the New Jersey State Assembly and Senate passed S2252 establishing sweeping transportation electrification targets statewide. If signed by Governor Murphy, the bipartisan bill would establish a statewide public charging network [...]

New York: Governor Cuomo Announces Bold Transportation Electrification Commitments in 2020

2020-01-08T20:42:38-05:00January 8, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

On January 8, 2020, New York Governor Cuomo delivered the "State of the State" address where he outlined the administration's policy priorities for 2020. Transportation electrification will be a major part of state's climate [...]

December 2019

National Grid Opens Fleet Advisory Services Program Survey

2019-12-06T15:59:28-05:00December 6, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The National Grid Fleet Advisory Services Program Survey is now available for your participation. The Fleet Advisory Service Program is intended to analyze customers’ current fleets and provide a roadmap to electrification in support [...]

November 2019

September 2019

Michigan Awards $4.2 million in VW Settlement Money for Electric School Buses

2019-10-07T19:57:41-04:00September 16, 2019|Tags: , , |

On September 12, 2019, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced an award of $4.2 million to go towards the Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Electric School Bus Pilot Project. [...]

California Energy Commission Approves $95 Million for EV Charging and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

2019-09-13T15:57:57-04:00September 13, 2019|Tags: , , , |

On September 11, 2019, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced the approval of $95 million in new investments to go towards clean transportation programs throughout the state. The investments will contribute to CEC's Clean [...]

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

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

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 [...]

August 2019

Dominion Energy to Invest in More Than 1000 Electric School Buses

2019-08-29T17:46:14-04:00August 29, 2019|Tags: , , |

On August 29, 2019, Dominion Energy announced a new commitment to help school districts in their service territories replace diesel school buses with electric models. The initiative will lead to the replacement 50 buses in the first phase and Dominion will add another 200 electric school buses every year for the next five years.

July 2019

June 2019

North Carolina Opens $27 Million Funding Round for Bus and Vehicle Replacement and DC Fast Charging

2019-07-30T15:37:49-04:00June 25, 2019|Tags: , , |

North Carolina announced the opening of its first round of funding for VW Settlement awards on June 17, 2019. RFPs for bus and vehicle replacement and DC fast charging programs will open on July [...]

Washington Invests $13.3 Million from the VW Settlement for 50 Electric Transit Buses

2019-06-21T20:31:12-04:00June 21, 2019|Tags: , |

On June 12, 2019, Washington announced $13.3 million in awards to help transit agencies across the state purchase 50 electric transit buses. Transit agencies in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Clark, Benton and Spokane counties are [...]

New Jersey Announces Statewide EV Partnership and Awards $16 Million in VW Settlement Grants

2019-06-10T11:42:33-04:00June 3, 2019|Tags: , , |

On June 3, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the statewide Partnership to Plug-In. This interagency clean transportation plan will coordinate the efforts of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey [...]

May 2019

Tennessee Allocates $8.8 Million of VW Settlement Funds for School Bus Replacement

2019-06-07T12:26:49-04:00May 23, 2019|Tags: , , , |

On May 22, 2019, Tennessee announced the recipients of $8,854,685.42 in VW Settlement grants to replace older models of diesel school buses with newer and cleaner alternatives. The funding will help replace 143 older [...]

April 2019

March 2019

New Jersey Announces VW Settlement Funding for EV Charging and Electric Transit Buses

2019-03-05T18:56:19-05:00March 5, 2019|Tags: , , , |

On February 28, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that $11.2 M of the state's VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Funds had been allocated to electric vehicle charging stations and electric transit [...]

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

Wisconsin Awards $32 million of VW Settlement Funds for Transit Bus Replacements

2018-12-03T11:27:07-05:00December 3, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced the awardees for its Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. The DOA awarded all $32 million allocated for the replacement of class [...]

November 2018

Oklahoma DEQ Releases RFP for Charging Stations and Extends School Bus Deadline

2018-11-30T20:54:34-05:00November 30, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released a Request for Proposal to install electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state. The state has approximately $3.1 million in Volkswagen State Environmental Trust Funds to [...]

Missouri DNR & Iowa DOT Announce VW Funds Available for MD/HD Vehicles

2020-01-06T11:35:13-05:00November 20, 2018|Tags: , , , |

On November 20th, 2018, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Transportation announced a total of $7.65 million in VW Settlement funding for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Missouri Announcement The [...]

FHWA to Host Webinar on 2018 Alternative Fuels Corridor Request for Designation

2018-12-21T17:10:23-05:00November 8, 2018|Tags: , , |

The Federal Highway Administration and DOT’s Volpe Center are hosting a webinar on the 2018 Alternative Fuels Corridor Request for Nominations for it’s 3rd round of designations. This third round of corridor designations gives state and local [...]

CA Announces a $18 million Grant for an Administrator to Implement the Statewide Financing Assistance for Low-Income Consumers Pilot Project for FY 2017-2018

2018-11-05T12:00:19-05:00November 2, 2018|Tags: , |

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) is pleased to announce a grant solicitation of $18 million for an administrator to implement the Statewide Financing Assistance for Lower-Income Consumers Pilot Project for [...]

October 2018

Request for Information: Voluntary Minimum Standards for DC Fast Charging Stations

2018-10-25T20:16:13-04:00October 25, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The eight signatory states of the Regional Electric Vehicle Plan for the West Memorandum of Understanding (REV West MOU) are seeking input on what factors the states should consider when developing minimum standards for DC [...]

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston and DC are Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Winners

2018-10-22T22:42:02-04:00October 22, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

On October 21st, Mike Bloomberg named Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, DC as winners in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. These four cities join six other cities – Atlanta, Los Angeles, Portland, San [...]

Electrify America Releases Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan for California

2018-10-04T11:39:34-04:00October 4, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

On October 3rd Electrify America, the Volkswagen subsidiary in charge of distributing ZEV investment funds on behalf of VW, released its Cycle 2 Investment Plan for California. The plan defines how Electrify America proposes [...]

September 2018

Pennsylvania Announces Grants and Rebates for Electric Vehicle Charging and Hydrogen Fueling Stations

2018-10-18T12:18:49-04:00September 20, 2018|Tags: , , |

On September 19th, Pennsylvania announced that it would be accepting applications for grants and rebates for electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling stations through the Driving PA Forward program that is responsible for distributing [...]

Atlanta and Seattle Named Bloomberg’s First American Cities Climate Challenge Winners

2018-09-19T18:00:35-04:00September 19, 2018|Tags: , , |

On September 14th Mike Bloomberg named Atlanta and Seattle in the first round of winning cities in the American Cities Climate Challenge. The cities were praised for their ambitious climate action plans and their [...]

U.S. DOE Announces Selection of 42 Projects Totalling $80 Million to Support Advanced Vehicle Technology

2018-09-05T13:11:44-04:00September 5, 2018|Tags: , , |

Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its support for 42 projects in the advanced vehicle technology space totaling $80 million in funding. These projects are intended to "support DOE's goal to invest [...]

Illinois Finalizes VW Mitigation Plan and Opens Applications for First Round of Funding

2018-09-04T12:18:30-04:00September 4, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency finalized their spending plan for Volkswagen Settlement Funds (Beneficiary Mitigation Plan) on August 28, 2018. The finalized plan added significant funding for on-road vehicles, a change the EPA attributes [...]

August 2018

Kentucky Releases Draft Mitigation Plan and Requests Public Comment

2018-08-27T12:54:41-04:00August 27, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has released their draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for public comment. Details of funding allocations below. The cabinet has released the plan for public comment. Comments may be submitted [...]

Missouri Finalizes VW Mitigation Plan and Opens Applications for School Bus Replacement Funding

2018-08-09T11:01:33-04:00August 8, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources finalized their spending plan for Volkswagen Settlement Funds (Beneficiary Mitigation Plan) on August 6, 2018. Funding allocations have not changed significantly since the draft plan and are detailed  [...]

July 2018

District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment Submits Final Plan for VW Environmental Mitigation Trust

2018-07-27T11:56:39-04:00July 27, 2018|Tags: , |

The District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment submitted the Spending Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Funds (Beneficiary Mitigation Plan) to the Wilmington Trust on July 6, 2018. The Notice of Public Comment Period [...]

South Carolina Releases Second Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for VW Environmental Mitigation Trust

2018-07-25T17:48:35-04:00July 25, 2018|Tags: , , |

The South Carolina Department of Insurance has released the second draft of the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan required under the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.  In conjunction with the release of this draft, the Department opened [...]

Massachusetts Releases Draft VW Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Public Comment

2018-07-24T16:44:38-04:00July 20, 2018|Tags: , , |

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has released its Draft Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) for public comment. The Draft is posted on the MassDEP website at: https://www.mass.gov/guides/volkswagen-diesel-settlements-environmental-mitigation. Electronic comments via [...]

Tennessee Releases Proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

2018-07-24T08:37:51-04:00July 19, 2018|Tags: , |

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released for public comment the State of Tennessee’s Proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (proposed BMP) for purposes of implementing the State’s initial allocation under the Volkswagen [...]

New Mexico Environment Department Accepting Applications for Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Funding

2018-07-02T12:51:16-04:00July 2, 2018|Tags: , |

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will accept applications for projects relating to the Volkswagen Settlement Agreement between July 2 and September 14, 2018.  Qualifying projects must demonstrate a reduction in NOx, and meet the [...]

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April 2018

California Seeks Public Comment on VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

2018-04-25T09:39:40-04:00April 24, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced they are seeking public comment on their VW Draft Mitigation Plan. The plan summarizes the state's allocation of nearly $423 Million as follows: Mitigation Category Fund Allocation [...]

Oklahoma DEQ Accepting Comment on VW Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

2018-04-30T21:47:01-04:00April 24, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced they are seeking public comment on their VW Draft Mitigation Plan. The plan summarizes the state's allocation of nearly $21 Million as follows: Mitigation Category Fund [...]

New Mexico Seeks Public Comment on VW Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

2018-04-18T13:29:17-04:00April 18, 2018|Tags: , , |

The New Mexico Environment Department announced they are seeking public comment on their VW Draft Mitigation Plan. The plan summarizes the state's allocation of nearly $18 Million as follows: Mitigation Category Fund Allocation On-road [...]

South Carolina Dept. of Insurance Releases VW Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan, Sets Public Meeting

2018-04-12T13:34:16-04:00April 12, 2018|Tags: , , |

Ray Farmer, Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance, announced today that the South Carolina Department of Insurance has released the first draft of the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan required under the Volkswagen Environmental [...]

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Requests Public Input to Create Draft Mitigation Plan

2018-04-02T11:00:15-04:00April 1, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has scheduled three meetings to garner input from the public on the state’s proposed mitigation plan that will spend $9.8 Million in funds allocated to the state [...]

March 2018

North Carolina Releases Draft Mitigation Plan and is Accepting Public Comment

2018-03-26T18:31:23-04:00March 26, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released their Draft Mitigation Plan that outlines the state's intended use of their $30.68 Million settlement. The DEQ proposes to allocate investment in phases, using 30% [...]

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Releases Online Survey to Inform State Mitigation Plan

2018-03-14T18:46:40-04:00March 14, 2018|Tags: , , |

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection opened an online public survey (Diesel Emissions  Mitigation Program Public Survey) to inform the state's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.  The Beneficiary Mitigation Plan will outline the distribution of Florida's [...]

Round 2 Designations of FHWA’s Alternative Fuels Corridor Complete

2018-05-15T07:44:12-04:00March 9, 2018|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

February 2018

Illinois EPA Releases Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Public Review

2018-03-10T14:45:58-05:00February 28, 2018|Tags: , , |

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency released its draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for public review. The Illinois BMP breaks down its allocation of $108,679,676.98 as follows: On-Road Projects - up to 20% All-Electric School Bus [...]

California Air Resources Board Releases Recommendations for Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

2018-03-11T11:55:57-04:00February 20, 2018|Tags: , |

The California Air Resources Board released a Discussion Document that summarizes the staff's work to date, with public input, to develop a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for California's $423 million in VW Settlement funds. The [...]

January 2018

50 States, DC, Puerto Rico, and 29 Indian Tribes Receive Beneficiary Designation for VW Settlement

2018-02-01T16:24:44-05:00January 31, 2018|Tags: |

Two filings on January 29th confirm that 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 29 Indian Tribes have received beneficiary designation under the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Beneficiaries can now submit mitigation [...]

December 2017

Utilities and environmentalists call for Missouri to spend VW funds on electric vehicles

2017-12-18T07:18:41-05:00December 18, 2017|Tags: , |

Missouri's public comment period on its use of the VW Settlement Funds has brought together electric utilities and environmental advocates. The Missouri Electric Vehicle Collaborative, a group of utilities and environmental groups, proposed to [...]

Request for Information Issued by Tennessee on the use of VW Settlement Funds

2017-12-14T16:10:01-05:00December 14, 2017|Tags: , , |

Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation has released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek cost information on eligible mitigation actions under the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, in order to inform Tennessee's Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. [...]

November 2017

North Carolina seeks public comment through Volkswagen Settlement Request For Information

2017-11-22T13:54:58-05:00November 22, 2017|Tags: , , |

North Carolina has been allocated $92 million in Volkswagen settlement money to reduce air pollution from mobile sources. Through a Request for Information (RFI), the N.C. Division of Air Quality (DAQ) in the N.C. [...]

Diverse Stakeholders Sign Transportation Electrification Accord

2018-05-15T07:37:53-04:00November 14, 2017|Tags: , , |

Environmental nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other organizations working on EVs have created the Transportation Electrification Accord. The group signed on a to set of principles that outlines "how transportation electrification can be advanced in [...]

October 2017

Massachusetts Climate and the Transportation Sector Listening Sessions

2018-05-15T07:39:24-04:00October 24, 2017|Tags: , , |

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Department of Transportation are hosting a series of four (4) listening sessions on the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. [...]

Energy Department Announces $15 million for Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging

2018-05-15T07:38:13-04:00October 23, 2017|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Pennsylvania DEP Offers Grants to Support Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Projects

2018-05-15T07:41:23-04:00October 6, 2017|Tags: , , |

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the availability of approximately $1 million in grants to support the installation of publicly accessible alternative fuel infrastructure projects in designated major transportation corridors. Examples of [...]

September 2017

JLL Wins Assignment to Find Electric Vehicle Charging Sites in $2 Billion Volkswagen Investment

2017-11-07T21:10:48-05:00September 14, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

August 2017

July 2017

CARB Staff analysis of the Electrify America ZEV Investment Plan is now available

2018-03-13T07:48:00-04:00July 23, 2017|Tags: , , |

The following email was sent to CARB's vw-zevinvest mailing list: California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has prepared an analysis of Electrify America's first 30-month ZEV Investment Plan (Plan).   The analysis document evaluates Plan [...]

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March 2017

Public Comments for Delaware Mitigation Plan due by April 3rd

2018-03-13T07:48:00-04:00March 28, 2017|Tags: , |

From Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control website: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/air/Pages/VWMitigationPlan.aspx DNREC is gathering input from the public to help develop the Department's mitigation plan. Comments on the VW mitigation plan are due by [...]