Some Volkswagen money to pay for electric transit buses

Local News
volkswagen_1541078690871.jpg

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia will use part of its portion of the Volkswagen settlement over the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal to pay for electric transit buses.

Gov. Ralph Northam made the announcement during remarks at a transportation conference in Norfolk on Wednesday.

Northam’s office said in a press release that the $14 million, or 15 percent of Virginia’s share of the settlement, will help replace heavy and medium-duty polluting vehicles with cleaner ones.

Earlier this year, the state awarded electric vehicle charging station company EVgo a contract to develop a statewide public charging network using another 15 percent of the settlement.

Find 8News on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

StormTracker 8

Trending Stories

More Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Local Events