NGVAmerica Releases New NGV Fact Sheets
Washington, DC – Today, NGVAmerica released four new fact sheets regarding the benefits of using NGVs for heavy-duty trucks, school buses, refuse and transit vehicles. The new information comes as states are beginning to distribute their share of the $2.9 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust funding established as part of the Volkswagen emissions settlement.
“Volkswagen Trust funding offers a game-changing opportunity to accelerate the adoption and use of the cleanest medium- and heavy-duty engine on the market today, fueled by American natural gas,” said Daniel Gage, NGVAmerica President. “These public/private investments should be prioritized to achieve the greatest and most cost-effective reductions in NOx emissions to offset the environmental damage done, replacing dirty Class 4-8 diesel-powered trucks and buses with zero emission equivalent Ultra Low-NOx vehicles powered by geologic and renewable natural gas.”
Forty-seven states have issued fund distribution plans to date; thirty-eight are final. Several states have already opened applications for VW grant programs using the $2.9 billion in available resources for new vehicle purchases and replacements. First round funding applications are currently being accepted in Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, and New Jersey.
Access the new NGV fact sheets and find out more about how your fleet can clear the air and take advantage of VW settlement resources at NGVAmerica’s online VW Trust Action Center at: https://www.ngvamerica.org/vw-trust-action-center/
NGVAmerica is a national organization of over 200 companies and organizations dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles, ships and carriers powered by natural gas or biomethane. NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels. Find out more at: www.ngvamerica.org.