USGasVehicles.com posted a fantastic opinion piece by T Boone Pickens regarding the VW Settlement & the guiding criteria State Regulators in Oklahoma and all over the United States who are tasked with distributing over $16 BILLION, could use to increase natural gas vehicle adoption and make the United States more energy independent.
- Use funds to replace vehicles that perform under current federal NOx limits.
- Treat all vehicles equally. In other words; replace dirty diesel powered medium and heavy duty with new, clean burning natural gas trucks. Batteries in electric vehicles will not power 18-wheeler vehicles and cost at least 5 times more so spending the funds where it logically makes sense.
- Spend the money on private fleets as opposed to state fleets since the money is coming from a corporation and not the taxpayers.
Mr. Pickens’ main point: “If Oklahoma uses these funds to replace aging fleets, this will be a “one-and-done” deal. On the other hand, if the money is used to provide incentives for the public and private sectors to purchase natural gas-powered vehicles, the positive effects on reducing NOx emissions will be magnified many times over the years.”
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