California $200M VW Clean-Car Investment

California approved a $200 million investment plan projects supporting emission-free cars and EV infrastructure, with plans for 400 additional EV charging stations. The investment was 30 months in the making, and draws on the $800 million Volkswagen settlement funds designated for California.  

 

About 35 percent of the investment will focus on disadvantaged or low-income communities. Board member Dean Florez said “There’s no way people in these communities are going to buy electric vehicles if there’s nowhere to plug them in.”

Image source: http://www.plugincars.com/eight-states-form-electric-car-consortium-128634.html

 

Link: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/California-regulators-approve-200-million-VW-11540004.php?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BboiwCEZTTYW2nTUVrqKAow%3D%3D

By Claire Tran