Volkswagen incorporated cheating computer systems that run emissions controls during testing, but not during normal vehicle operation in nearly 50,000 motor vehicles from 2009 through 2016. To compensate for this deceitful action, Volkswagen agreed to settle by spending up to $14.7 billion for the mediation of NOx emissions.
The $68 million allocated to Colorado will fund certain eligible projects to reduce NOx emissions from the transportation sector. The funds will be used to achieve the maximum air quality benefits for the people of Colorado. In addition to cutting NOx emissions, the projects that receive funding are likely to reduce ozone concentrations and emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the state's lead agency to oversee hos this money is distributed and spent, is working with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Energy Office, and other agencies to establish a process to administer the settlement.
For more information about the Volkswagen and Audi settlement and the funds allocated to Colorado, please go to: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/VW.
For more information, contact Maria Eisemann at: firstname.lastname@example.org.