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Cummins Offers Three Choices For VW Settlement Funds

It is hard to attend any trade show, technician training, or bus-related event without hearing the terms “VW Funding” at least 5 times. Multiple presentations have been delivered, stories have been written, and speeches have been given on this topic. So instead of focusing on all of the technical details, the following high-level overview provides information on the VW settlement and state-provided funding.

Background

Volkswagen was fined for violating the EPA Clean Air Act in 2015 and was issued a $14.9 billion fine. $4.9 billion has been allocated to zero emissions vehicles ($2 billion) and the emissions mitigation trust ($2.9 billion). Each state receives a portion of the $2.9 billion, based on VW diesel vehicles registered in the state, and has 3 to 10 years to allocate the funds at their discretion.

Key Upcoming Deadlines:

State Deadline Comments
Indiana June 17, 2019 $9.83M available for repower and replacement of eligible old diesel powered on-road and nonroad vehicles and equipment.
Michigan October 15, 2019 Grant program for replacement of old diesel buses with clean diesel and alternative fuels.

 

Please visit cummins.com/schoolbuschoice for updates to future state initiatives

Your Options

Cummins provides three options that are available for meeting the lower-NOx environment mitigation trust requirements: Clean diesel, near-zero and low NOx natural gas, plus a zero-emissions in-use battery electric system.

2019 Clean Diesel: Cummins B6.7 and L9

  • Highly reliable and mature technology, with over 25-30 years of market experience
  • Particulate emissions have been reduced by 90 percent in the past 25 years
  • NOx emissions have been reduced by 95 percent in the past 15 years.

⇑ Torque and Power
⇑ Efficiency
⇓ Emissions
⇓ Cost of Operation

Natural Gas: Cummins Westport B6.7N and L9N

  • Lower fuel costs and biofuel capable
  • Near-zero emissions and net-zero with renewable natural gas
  • Diesel like torque and performance
  • 80+ percent parts commonality with diesel
  • Maintenance-free simple after-treatment system

Electrified Powertrain: PowerDrive 7000 EV

  • Higher operational efficiencies than diesel and natural gas
  • Quieter, simpler powertrain, with fewer mechanical parts than diesel and natural gas
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Zero emissions

For assistance in requesting Volkswagen settlement funding for your specific state, visit cummins.com/schoolbuschoice and provide your contact information.

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