NGVAmerica releases new NGV fact sheets

January 9, 2019 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.