The US state of Virginia has decided to use their funds from the Volkswagen diesel scandal to set up a new vehicle charging network. The partner chosen to implement the initiative is EVgo.
EVgo is seated in Los Angeles and is currently operating more than 1,000 charging stations in 34 US states. Exactly how many will be built in Virginia has not been published yet, however it has been stated that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is allowed to 15% of the 93.6 million dollars that VW will be paying to the state for EV charging networks. This corresponds to about 14 million dollars.
The 8.5 million resident state currently operates about 100 fast charging DC stations, but the state plans an EV rate of about 15% by 2027.
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