Saturday, July 29, 2017

Green extortion... they culda paid down debt.....VW, in Settlement, to Build Electric Vehicle Stations | Climate Central

VW, in Settlement, to Build Electric Vehicle Stations | Climate Central
"Volkswagen will build a massive network of electric vehicle charging stations across California as part of a settlement over its diesel emissions scandal.
The California Air Resources Board has voted unanimously to approve the $200 million plan as the first of a number of steps the German automaker has proposed to take to help cut greenhouse gas emissions in California. 
In total, the company has agreed to spend $800 million on zero-emissions electric vehicle infrastructure in the state over 10 years.
The plan calls for 2,500 vehicle chargers to be installed at more than 350 stations across California, complementing a nationwide network of charging stations the company is installing in 38 states. 
...It intends to use a percentage of the money to create a “green cities” program providing disadvantaged and low-income communities with access to electric vehicles.
...The program will focus on neighborhoods in two cities, Sacramento and another to be named. Volkswagen’s subsidiary, Electrify America, will commit $44 million to Sacramento to build charging stations, provide electric vehicles for ride sharing and other electric vehicle-related projects..."

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