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Volkswagen Update: August 2017

By August 15, 2017August 22nd, 2017Headlines

Volkswagen Update: August 2017

Did you attend our webinar, Leveraging .05g NOx Certification & Volkswagen Status Update? It provided an update on the Volkswagen settlement and how it affects you, the dealer. One of the new items we discussed was the development of the AFLEET model, a new tool that shows the cost effectiveness of propane in terms of NOx emissions. We have been working with Gladstein, Neandross and Associates, clean transportation and energy consults, to create this tool to help in your outreach to state beneficiaries.

If you would like to listen to the webinar, it is archived here.


More money? You may have noticed an increase in the Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT). The original $2.7 billion was set when it was thought the discrepancy was only with the 2.0L engines. But, it also includes 3.0L engines and funds were added to the existing EMT. The amount is now $2.9 billion.

In terms of receiving these funds, the Trustee Effective Date has not been set. Until that date is established, we remain in a holding pattern. But, this give you more time to take action! We previously posted sample letters that you can use to submit to your state’s beneficiaries. You can find them here.

EMT Funding Timeline

If you have any questions about the Volkswagen settlement or the EMT, please contact Chelsea Jenkins at Or visit our website at for more information.