$16 million is available for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle projects that replace diesel vehicles with electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. The funding is available through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)’s Fuel Transformation Program.
The Fuel Transformation Program is funded by the 2017 national settlement with Volkswagen. Michigan was awarded $64.8 million through the settlement to be spent on projects that reduce NOx emissions in the state. The goals for this funding are to maximize air quality benefits statewide, including a focus on urban areas and areas designated as non-attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
EGLE will accept project proposals through August 20, 2021. This round of funding is focused on on-road vehicles, including medium- and heavy-duty trucks, port drayage vehicles, shuttle buses, and transit buses. Preference will be given to all-electric vehicles and charging equipment can be included in the project cost.
EGLE will be hosting an informational webinar at 1 pm on Tuesday, July 13th to answer questions from potential applicants.
This is an excellent opportunity for Michigan businesses and local governments to swap out old and polluting diesel vehicles for electric, hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. For more information and to apply, visit EGLE’s website.