Volkswagen and Funding Update: January 2020

We’ve identified over 85 incentive programs in 2019 that included eligibility for on-road propane vehicles in the U.S. The programs accounted for $1.9 billion in potential incentive funding, although about $873 million of it are for public transportation programs.

Here are the high-level takeaways:

  • 87 incentive programs from 34 states included eligibility for on-road propane vehicles in the U.S. The programs accounted for $1.9 billion in potential incentive funding.
  • Of those, 48 programs (55 percent) and $502 million (25 percent) was sourced from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds.
  • By amount of funding, California (18 programs and $765 million) and the federal government (10 programs and $722 million) were the leading sources.
  • Other key states included Texas (six programs and $158 million), Missouri (five programs and $13 million), and Pennsylvania (four programs and $27 million).

In 2019, there were 241 total VW and non-VW awards for propane buses, totaling $14,030,368.

Now it’s time to look to 2020. In some states, the second round of Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funding will open, so be aware of what’s happening in your area. There is still a tremendous amount of opportunity out there — and we can help you!

Our government affairs team has worked with the state beneficiaries to develop funding programs that create competitive opportunities and encourage level playing fields for all alternative-fuel technologies.

Please contact Chelsea Jenkins at Chelsea.Jenkins@roush.com to discuss how best to approach and plan for the next phase of Volkswagen settlement (and other funding) opportunities in your state. Visit www.ROUSHcleantech.com/volkswagen-settlement  or www.propane.com for more information.