Volkswagen Settlement - Phase 1 Success Stories

On-road Heavy Duty Vehicle Program

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Mecklenburg Co. Solid Waste Truck

 

 

 

 

The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management Program, Land Use and Environmental Safety Agency (LUESA) completed the replacement of a 2006 engine model year Class 8 roll off refuse truck with a 2020 engine model year truck.  This truck will be used approximately 250 miles per day and will reduce NOx emissions in the county by 0.28 tons per year.  The Mecklenburg County truck replacement is one of sixteen On-Road Program projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program.  Read more here.

Cumberland County Solid Waste Management completed the replacement of three (1998-2000 engine model year) Class 8 roll off refuse trucks with a 2021 engine model year trucks.  These trucks will be used approximately 50,000 miles per year and will reduce NOx emissions in the county by 0.49 tons per year.  The Cumberland County truck replacements are one of sixteen On-Road Program projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program.  Read more here.

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DC Fast Program

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Greenbriar Village Cafe Charging StationThe Greenbriar Village Café a locally owned and operated business just off Interstate 40 in Statesville and is close to the midpoint between Asheville and Raleigh. The Greenbriar project was one of the thirty-three Direct Current (DC) Fast infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Oasis Travel Roanoke Charging StationsThe Oasis Travel Roanoke located off Interstate 95 is a public charger filling a gap on the interstate corridor. The site is located in a rural areas with no access to three-phase power. To handle the power requirement at the site phase conversion technology is used to convert single phase power into three-phase power. A “phase converter” creates a third line of voltage. The Oasis Travel Roanoke project was one of the thirty-three Direct Current (DC) Fast infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Energy Charging StationBlue Ridge Energy’s Boone Office is just off Hwy  421  in Boone.  The Blue Ridge Energy’s Boone Office project was one of the thirty-three Direct Current (DC) Fast infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Elizabeth CIty McDonald's Charging StationThe Tanglewood McDonald’s is just off Hwy 17 in Elizabeth City.  The Elizabeth City McDonald’s project was one of the thirty-three Direct Current (DC) Fast infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Mocksville McDonald's Charging StationThe McDonald’s is just off I-40 in Mocksville and is close to the midpoint between Asheville and Raleigh.  The McDonald’s project was one of the thirty-three Direct Current (DC) Fast infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Level 2 Program

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Sparta Level 2 Charging Station

 

 

The Town of Sparta is a step back in time – friendly people, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful countryside.  The Town is in the northwest mountains of North Carolina and is a close drive from the cities while also “miles away” from anywhere. The Sparta Level 2 Charging Station project was one of 77 Level 2 infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

 

 

City of Albemarle Level 2 Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incorporated in 1857, the City of Albemarle is named for George Monck, the Duke of Albemarle, one of eight Lords Proprietors granted the province of Carolina in 1663 by King Charles II. Albemarle is undertaking a vibrant downtown revitalization with several historic-preservation and adaptive-reuse projects having been completed. The Downtown Charging Stations project was one of 77 Level 2 infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Sierra Nevada L2 Site photo

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra Nevada Brewery is located in Mills River, Henderson County. The site is home to the company’s east coast operations. The site offers brewery tours, a taproom and a gift shop. The project was one of 77 Level 2 infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Sylvan Heights Bird Park Level 2 station

 

 

 

 

In 1981, founders Mike and Ali Lubbock moved to the United States from England and founded Sylvan Heights Waterfowl in the mountain town of Sylva, North Carolina and began breeding rare waterfowl from around the world. In 1989, they moved their entire collection to Scotland Neck, North Carolina, in the northeast corner of the state and it became known as the Sylvan Heights Avian Breeding Center and grew the largest collection of unique waterfowl in the world. The Sylvan Heights Bird Park opened in 2006 and is one of Halifax County’s most popular educational and tourist destinations, receiving over 55,000 visitors annually from across the country. The Sylvan Heights Bird Park EV Charging Station project was one of 77 Level 2 infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Southern Shores Level 2 Station

 

 

The Town of Southern Shores is situated between Duck and Kitty Hawk along the North Carolina Outer Banks. Southern Shores is one of the first planned developments on the Outer Banks and offers a wide variety of water sports activities for residents and vacationers in addition to shopping and restaurants nearby. The Southern Shores Level 2 Charging Station project was one of 77 Level 2 infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

Town of West Jefferson Level 2

 

The Town of West Jefferson was developed around the Virginia-Carolina Railroad depot in the early 1900s and is located between Mount Jefferson to the east and Paddy Mountain to the west. The Town is a Main Street America Affiliate and part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities. The Downtown West Jefferson Charging Station project was one of 77 Level 2 infrastructure projects selected for funding in Phase 1 of the NC Volkswagen (VW) Settlement Program. Read more here.

School Bus Program

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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Electric School Bus
EBCI Native Electric School Bus

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians' electric school bus is the first in operation by a school district in North Carolina and nationally by a Native American tribe. As part of the Volkswagen Phase 1 School Bus Replacement Program, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians submitted a proposal to replace one school bus. This project received an award of $402,810 from the Volkswagen Settlement Program funding. This electric school bus will improve air quality by providing a zero-emission vehicle for the local school children and community. Read Director Mike Abraczinskas' blog on this project and the impact of this project.

Polk County Schools

Currently Polk County Schools operates 53 school buses that travel 540,000 miles per year and only 26% of those buses meet current emissions standards. As part of the Volkswagen Phase 1 School Bus Replacement Program, Polk County Schools submitted a proposal to replace two activity buses.  This project received an award of  $194,858 from the Volkswagen Settlement Program funding. These replacement buses will improve air quality by reducing diesel emissions by over 90%. Read more here.

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Transit Bus Program

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