29 Jul '17, 2am

California Agrees To VW’s Compromise On First Phase of… https://t.co/6SpqNFGSM4

California has agreed to Volkswagen’s plan to spend $200 million in the state supporting electrified transportation and factoring in reaching disadvantaged communities. Approved Thursday by the California Air Resources Board, the 30-month program is the first phase of an $800 million settlement with the state. VW pledged $2 billion overall will be spent over 10 years in the U.S. to make amends for the September 2015 discovery of its diesel emissions cheating scandal. VW had submitted an earlier version of the plan that stalled. It had been criticized for lacking an acceptable strategy to better serve disadvantaged communities that are exposed to higher levels of air pollution than the rest of the state. There was also concern over the lack of support for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which makes for part of California’s zero emission vehicle policy. That has been corrected ...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/california-agrees-to-vws-compro...

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