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VW Funding for Diesel Replacement and EVSE Projects

Updated 6/28/2021

VW settlement funding is available for diesel vehicle replacement projects described in the Clean Transportation NY Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. See the list of funding opportunities below that include the amount of VW funding made available through each project sponsor, links to apply for funding, and documentation archives. This funding opportunity list will be updated regularly.

Item 1: Class 8 Local Freight and Port Drayage Trucks

Item 2: Class 4-8 School, Shuttle, and Transit Buses

  • $16.7 million for all-electric transit buses (Round 1), NYSERDA NYTVIP (leaves DEC website)
  • $16 million for all-electric transit buses (Round 2), NYSERDA NYTVIP (leaves DEC website)
  • $12 million for all-electric, propane, and CNG school buses, NYSERDA NYTVIP (leaves DEC website)

Item 3: Freight Switchers

  • No programs at this time.

Item 4: Ferries/Tugs

  • No programs at this time.

Item 6: Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks

Item 7: Airport Ground Support Equipment

  • No programs at this time.

Item 8: Forklifts and Port Cargo Handling Equipment

  • No programs at this time.

Item 9: Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)

Item 10: Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Option

  • No programs at this time.

Documentation and Records

Documentation and records submitted by the State in support of each funding request to the Trustee will be available to the public. You can find complete funding request information, including documentation from New York and the Trustee, required semi-annual reports, and estimates of remaining fund balance, on the VW Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust (leaves DEC site) website.

Semi Annual Reports

July to December 2019 (PDF)
January to June 2020 (PDF)
July to December 2020 (PDF)

Press Releases

Governor Cuomo announces more than $16 million in VW funds and technical support for five large transit operators, Additional $2.5 million available statewide for school buses - 12/29/20 (leaves DEC website)

Governor Cuomo announces nation-leading initiatives to expand electric vehicle use to combat climate change - 7/16/20 (leaves DEC website)

DEC announces $9.8 million in VW funds to support New York City's Clean Truck Program - 3/31/20

DEC and NYSERDA announce $24 million in VW funds to support all-electric transit buses in environmental justice communities - 3/20/20

Governor Cuomo announces $20M in VW & Federal funds available for clean trucks - 9/24/19 (leaves DEC website)

Governor Cuomo announces NY to invest $127M VW funds in clean vehicles - 09/05/18 (leaves DEC website)