VW Trust Action Center
Through the United States v. Volkswagen Group of America et al., Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions standards. Of that amount, $2 billion will be spent on national zero emission vehicle investments, and $2.9 billion will be used to establish an Environmental Mitigation Trust, which states and territories may use to invest in transportation projects that will reduce NOx emissions.
The VW Settlement's Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT) Fund provides millions in funding for states to replace older diesel vehicles with new cleaner trucks and buses.
NGVAmerica urges states to prioritize funding of natural gas trucks and buses because the deliver the most emissions reductions and air quality benefit for each dollar spent.
States may also use the EMT funds to offset a portion of the cost of repowering older diesel vehicles with new cleaner engines.
Structure your state’s VW Settlement Plan around basic clean air tenets.
Help ensure your state’s VW funds are expended to make an immediate and tangible impact on air quality by targeting medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, the leading source of toxic nitrogen oxide (NOx) contaminants.
See the vehicle category fact sheets below for more information.
Natural gas school buses are a clean, reliable, and cost-effective transportation option.
Vehicle Emissions Calculator by U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory
The Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator (HDVEC) tool is an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory using its AFLEET Tool 2017, this online resource aids fleet managers and decision makers in comparing vehicle technologies for real world, in-use emission reduction in order to maximize their state’s VW funding investment.
VW Trust Updates
The spreadsheet below tracks the latest updates by State. NGVA updates this spreadsheet weekly, so check back often to get the latest information.
Please contact: Jeff Clarke or Sherrie Merrow
If you are interested in becoming a member of NGVA, please see our Membership Section or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NGV News & Insights