Volkswagen Settlement

North Carolina's Mitigation Plan

Governor Roy Cooper has designated the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to manage North Carolina’s share of the VW Settlement, an agreement between the German automaker and the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). North Carolina’s beneficiary mitigation plan is structured in three phases, so DEQ can seek additional input and make changes as needed along the way. This plan addresses Phase 1 (2018 - 2020) only. DEQ plans to invest 33% of the overall funds ($30.68 million) during this period.

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VW Settlement - Phase 2

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has awarded the third and final round of rebates for Level 2 charging projects to be funded by the NC Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement Program for Phase 1. This final group of rebates includes twenty-eight projects totaling $297,534.00. To date, DEQ has awarded $1,143,534.00 in Level 2 rebates for eighty-seven projects from the $1.15 million available for the program.

Level 2 Charge Program Resources and Information

Contracts for Phase 1 DC Fast and Diesel Bus & Vehicle Program awards are continuing to be processed. Read about the success stories here

Phase 1 Resources and Information

We are currently working on the draft Mitigation Plan for Phase 2 and will be released for public comment this summer. To be notified for future Phase 2 announcements, please send an email with "Subscribe" in the subject line to