A provision in North Carolina’s new budget law threatens to delay and possibly disqualify the state from its $92 million portion of the Volkswagen emissions settlement.
Illinois is proposing to spend more of its VW settlement money on electric school buses than any other state.
As a legal dispute continues over who gets the final say on how North Carolina spends its Volkswagen settlement money, stakeholders agree that installing electric vehicle charging stations should be a top priority.
With a key deadline two weeks away, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper still has not designated a state agency to accept Volkswagen settlement funds – a crucial step toward deploying $92 million to clean up heavy-duty vehicles and build out electric car charging infrastructure in the state.
Michigan is in line to receive $60.3 million for an “environmental mitigation trust,” which is meant to offset the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from vehicles involved with the case.