R.I. plans to use $14.4M from Volkswagen settlement to fund electric buses, charging stations

Updated at 4:41 p.m.

RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI
RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s money from the Volkswagen AG diesel fuel emissions scandal settlement will be used to pay for electric buses and to build electric vehicle charging stations, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday. Volkswagen had created software that was designed to defraud Environmental Protection Agency emissions limits by altering vehicles’ emissions during EPA…

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