Volkswagen Update: November 2017

As we discussed at the dealer meeting, beneficiaries are in the process of being selected – they must be determined by December 2nd, which is only a few weeks away. If you have not reached out to your state’s beneficiary to discuss propane school buses, please contact Chelsea Jenkins. She can work with you to develop an outreach plan.

To make your outreach easier, we’ve created a tool that you can to use to “speak the language” of the beneficiary. This one-page flyer is attached here. The main message of this document is that in a dollar for dollar comparison to reduce NOx:

  • Propane is 35 percent more cost-effective than diesel school buses.
  • Propane is 65 percent more cost-effective than electric school buses.

Also, we can tailor this document to your state.

VW Timeline (10.9.17)

Here is an updated timeline. Now is the time to schedule meetings with your beneficiary to discuss why propane is the best value based on NOx reduction. If you have any questions about the Volkswagen settlement or the Environmental Mitigation Trust, please contact Chelsea Jenkins at You can also visit for regularly updated information.