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.”
By Claire Tran