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DENR Accepting Applications for the Volkswagen Truck Program





For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brian Walsh, (605) 773-3296

PROJECT WEBSITE: denr.sd.gov/des/aq/aaVWtrucks.aspx

 

DENR Accepting Applications for the Volkswagen Truck Program

 

PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications for round one of the Volkswagen Truck program. The program provides rebates to help state and local government agencies purchase new freight trucks to replace old, high-emitting diesel trucks. The goal of the program is to improve and protect ambient air quality across South Dakota.

 

The application deadline for round one of the Volkswagen Truck program is September 13, 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to contact DENR at 605-773-3151 or obtain application guidance at denr.sd.gov/des/aq/aaVWtrucks.aspx.

 

“The Volkswagen Truck program is a great opportunity for state and local agencies to upgrade their trucks and reduce air emissions,” said DENR Secretary Hunter Roberts. “I encourage all eligible agencies with older freight trucks to apply.”

 

Total rebate per replacement truck will be up to 25 percent of the purchase price of a 2018 engine model year or newer engine certified to EPA emission standards, 35 percent of the purchase price for engines meeting the California Air Resources Board Low-NOx standards, or 45 percent of the purchase price of an all-electric truck. DENR will award funds to as many eligible applicants as possible.

 

There will be approximately $507,000 available for round one of the Volkswagen Truck program. The truck program is part of the Volkswagen Settlement - South Dakota Mitigation Trust fund which was authorized this year by the state Legislature.

 

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