NGVAmerica to Host Upcoming VW Settlement Webinar
NGVAmerica will be hosting a VW Settlement Webinar on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:30 – 4:30 ET. The VW Settlement Webinar will include a brief update on efforts by the states to develop their Environmental Mitigation Plans, recent activities of NGVAmerica, and an overview of the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator (HDVEC).
Andy Burnham with Argonne National Laboratory will join the webinar to provide an overview of the HDVEC tool. With support from NGVAmerica, Argonne National Laboratory launched HDVEC, an online resource based on data from Argonne’s AFLEET and GREET models and EPA’s MOVES model. It was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.
The HDVEC estimates the vehicle operation nitrogen oxide (NOx) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) as well as the well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) of current commercially-available alternative fuel (electric, propane, and natural gas) and diesel medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The tool can calculate results for three project types allowable under the Trust Settlement:
- Environmental Mitigation with Scrappage— new alternative fuel versus diesel, plus additional benefit from early retirement of the scrapped vehicle.
- Environmental Mitigation with Repower— vehicle after repower versus diesel before repower.
- Clean Vehicle Replacement— new alternative fuel versus diesel.