The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released its third solicitation for projects under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT).
The purpose of the EMT is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.
Entities may apply for funds for medium truck projects, large truck projects, or both within the same application. The grant programs, managed by the TDEC Office of Energy Programs, will provide financial assistance to public, non-profit, and private fleets in Tennessee that apply to replace eligible medium and large trucks with new diesel, alternate fueled, or all-electric trucks. Additionally, fleets may also apply to repower eligible medium and large trucks with new diesel, alternate fueled, or all-electric engines or drivetrains.
Medium and large trucks eligible for replacement or repower include 1992–2009 engine model year Class 4-7 local freight trucks (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 14,001 pounds and 33,000 pounds) used to deliver cargo and freight and Class 8 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks (GVWR greater than 33,000 lbs.) used for port drayage and/or freight/cargo delivery.