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California Approves $200 Million Plan as Part of VW Settlement

Dec. 13, 2018, 11:08 PM

California approved a $200 million plan Dec. 13 that would use a portion of its Volkswagen settlement funds to invest in charging stations, zero-emission transit buses, outreach, and other infrastructure improvements.

The California Air Resources Board voted 12-1 on the plan that would also expand electric charging stations to three more metro areas, rural locations, and low-income or disadvantaged areas.

In 2015, Volkswagen acknowledged to state officials that it had installed “defeat devices” in its diesel passenger cars that allowed the vehicles to cheat emissions tests and vent up to 40 times the acceptable rate of nitrogen oxides into the ...