Volkswagen’s EV Infrastructure Plan Fraught With Tensions Over Competition, Equity Issues

By [email protected] One of the greatest scandals in automotive history is about to result in the single largest investment in electric-vehicle infrastructure the nation has ever seen. Assuming the deal doesn’t get derailed, that is.

As part of a court settlement over the “Dieselgate” emissions test fiasco, Volkswagen agreed to invest $2 billion in EV infrastructure across the U.S. through its new subsidiary Electrify America. In April, the EPA approved the first phase of VW’s national plan, which outlines $250 million in charging station investments between now and mid-2019. Overall, Volkswagen Group of America will invest $1.2 billion over the next 10 years

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