Energy News Network – Stakeholders debating how to spend North Carolina’s Volkswagen settlement money want to max out the amount it can spend on electric vehicle charging stations — a rare instance of agreement among often-warring political factions.
Much else remains fluid in the state’s plan for its share of the multi-billion-dollar legal payment from the automaker, which for six years sold diesel vehicles across the country that spewed up to 40 times the legal limit of smog-forming pollution.
But the commitment to boost charging infrastructure is solid, reflecting virtual unanimity from a variety of stakeholders and the public on the matter, a top official with the Democratic administration of Gov. Roy Cooper said.
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