California Wants Part Of VW ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement To Go To Disadvantaged Communities

By Jon LeSage California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a state budget that will include Volkswagen “dirty diesel” settlement funds to be directed to disadvantaged communities.
It’s part of the $2 billion settlement in which $800 million will go the California for VW’s Electrify America program supporting zero emission vehicle adoption and increasing charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Of that $800 million, the U.S. division of the German automaker had proposed spending $120 million on more than 400 charging stations in California by 2019, but the proposal has been heavily criticized by automakers, charging station suppliers, and regulators.
California clean vehicle programs are

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