GreenPower Motor Company, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., is hoping to get the attention of administrators in 10 U.S. states that recenlty released their proposals to activite money awarded in Volkswagen’s cheating-diesel scandal.
$400 million is available to purchase new all-electric school, transit and shuttle buses from the VW Mitigation Trust that provides $2.9 billion to implement approved air pollution mitigation initiatives in the 50 States, Puerto Rico and federally-recognized First Nations.
“GreenPower is helping to undo the damage done to our environment by the cheating VW diesels by replacing older diesel buses that are proven, notorious polluters with our zero-emission, quiet, all-electric buses,” says Brendan Riley President of GreenPower.
“We are still the only EV manufacturer that provides a solution to each of the categories of buses covered under this settlement. Our all-electric transit, school and shuttle buses are able to take advantage of all of the Mitigation Actions that are available for new all-electric buses under this program.”
State-specific proposals include:
CARB is proposing that $130 million be allocated for zero-emission school, transit and shuttle buses
- Washington State
Up to 45% of their $104 million for electric transit, school and shuttle buses and electric trucks
$18 million to replace 450 old diesel school buses
80% of their $22.2 million for electric transit, school and shuttle buses and electric trucks
All $63.6 million to be used to replace older diesel transit buses
$42 million to replace public transit vehicles
$18 million over three years to replace old diesel school buses
$10.8 million to purchase new electric school buses
Up to $15 million to replace old diesel school buses
For more information about GreenPower, visit: greenpowerbus.com.