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Frequently Asked Questions on the Zero Emission Vehicle Investment

On October 25, 2016, the court approved the first partial settlement, which partially resolved allegations that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) by the sale of approximately 500,000 model year 2009 to 2015 motor vehicles containing 2.0 liter diesel engines equipped with “defeat devices.” As part of this settlement, Volkswagen is required to invest $2 billion to advance zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and ZEV infrastructure. The partial settlement and the provisions about the ZEV Investment are largely found in paragraph 13 of the CD and Appendix C and Appendix C-1 to the consent decree (CD).

This document contains frequently asked questions about the $2 billion ZEV investment that Volkswagen is required to make. EPA will update this document as necessary.

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