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DEQ’s Cost-Per-Ton Analysis of Eligible Vehicles/Equipment Replacement Projects: Volkswagen Settlement

The following chart shows the cost-per-ton of NOx emissions reduced by replacing eligible vehicles and equipment. For a comparison, the green line represents the cost-per-ton of excess NOx emissions from the affected Volkswagen (VW) vehicles that VW will pay in penalties through the settlement to the State.

Note: Costs for new forklifts, airport ground support equipment, and light-duty zero-emission vehicle supply equipment are based on an all-electric fuel. Costs for new Class 8 local freight trucks, Class 4-7 local freight trucks, freight switcher locomotives, and school, shuttle, and transit buses are based on diesel fuel. Alternative fuel vehicles/equipment costs vary by fuel type.