$27 Million in VW Mitigation Trust Funding for Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is writing to inform you that $27 million in funding is available for Zero-Emission Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks in California from the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. Applications will be accepted starting August 18, 2020, at 1:00 PM PDT on a first-come, first-served basis.
The VW Environmental Mitigation Trust is a nationwide program that provides funding to fully mitigate the excess NOx emissions caused by VW’s use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in VW diesel vehicles. A complimentary webinar has been scheduled for 10:00 AM PT, August 12.
The webinar will cover the following topics: Key eligibility criteria
Project options and funding amounts
Deadlines and application overview
Application evaluation criteria
Responses to questions submitted by webinar attendees when registering
Basic Project Requirements Ownership: Proof of ownership for at least one year.
Operation: Operate old and new vehicle at least 75% of the time within California
Scrapping: Existing vehicle must be scrapped.
Certification: New vehicle must be certified or verified by CARB.
Funding cap per entity: 10% ($2.7 million).
Reporting: Applicants granted an award must submit annual usage reports for the term of the contract.
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