One of our main goals is to help connect our regional fleets, businesses, governments and indiviudals to funding opportunities, enabling more alternative fuel vehicles on the roads. YTCC has administered over $1 million in funding over the last 10 years and would like to assist you in adding to that amount.
VW SETTLEMENT FUNDS
In 2016, the United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), filed a complainant against Volkswagen due to violations of the Clean Air Act. The allegations were that certain Volkswagen vehicles made between 2009 and 2016 were producing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions significantly greater then the act allows. The United States and California entered into three partial settlements with Volkswagen to correct this issue. The first partial settlement required Volkswagen to buy back or modify the emission systems of 85% of their violating vehicles. As well as, be held accountable for the excess Nox emissions by providing a $2.7 billion environmental mitigation trust. Also, Volkswagen was required to invest in and encourage usage of zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure, with a $2 billion ZEV investment program. The second settlement required Volkswagen to add another $225 million to the mitigation trust fund. Lastly, the third partial settlement addressed how to prevent future violations by the company. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) finalized the Volkswagen Mitigation Plan in 2018. In Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities’ Coalition the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have access to this funding.
BUILD GRANT: https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE: https://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/vehicle-technologies-office
ALTERNATIVE FUELS DATA CENTER LAWS and INCENTIVES: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws