NGVAmerica has released four new fact sheets regarding the benefits of using natural gas for heavy-duty trucks, school buses, refuse and transit vehicles. The new information comes as states are beginning to distribute their share of the $2.9 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust funding established as part of the Volkswagen emissions settlement.
“Volkswagen Trust funding offers a game-changing opportunity to accelerate the adoption and use of the cleanest medium- and heavy-duty engine on the market today, fueled by American natural gas,” said Daniel Gage, NGVAmerica President. “These public/private investments should be prioritized to achieve the greatest and most cost-effective reductions in NOx emissions to offset the environmental damage done, replacing dirty Class 4-8 diesel-powered trucks and buses with zero emission equivalent Ultra Low-NOx vehicles powered by geologic and renewable natural gas.”
47 states have issued fund distribution plans to date; 38 are final. Several states have already opened applications for VW grant programs using the $2.9 billion in available resources for new vehicle purchases and replacements. First round funding applications are currently being accepted in Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, and New Jersey.
You can access the new NGV fact sheets at: https://www.ngvamerica.org/vw-trust-action-center/.