Plan Details - Allocation
Hawaii authorities submitted a final plan to the trustee in January of 2019. In addition to fully mitigating the excess lifetime NOx emissions of the VW vehicles subject to the Settlement, the State of Hawaii's overall goal for the funds is to support projects which will aid the State in meeting many of Hawaii’s clean energy goals including supporting “the ultimate elimination of Hawaii’s dependence on imported fuels in ground transportation” per the State’s planning goal . A review of the plan indicates that most or all of the $4.15 million set aside below for Action #2 projects will be used to fund the purchase of 14 electric transit buses but could fund more buses if some school buses are selected. Based on the discussion in the plan it appears the DERA funding also will be used to purchase electric transit or school buses.
- $4.15 million, or 51 percent of Trust Funds, to projects which electrify Class 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, or Transit Buses (Environmental Mitigation Action #2)
- $2.75 million, or 34 percent of Trust Funds, to projects eligible under the federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant program (Environmental Mitigation Action #10)
- $1.22 million, or 15 percent of Trust Funds, to support projects which facilitate the deployment of Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment (Environmental Mitigation Action #9)