Charge Up Midwest Calls for More VW Investment in Region -- Midwest Energy News

Advocates hoped for more Volkswagen funds for EVs to be directed to Midwest

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Charge Up Midwest Campaign pushing to expand electric vehicle adoption in Midwest after Chicago was only Midwest city to be chosen for Volkswagen's Zero Emission Vehicle investments. One of the campaign's first projects was working to obtain funding from the VW settlement for the Midwest. 

Charles Griffith, Director of our Climate and Energy Program, stated, “We made the case that a number of cities in the Midwest — the Detroit area, Columbus (Ohio), Minneapolis/St. Paul and arguably some others — have been doing significant work around promoting electric vehicles and would have been other good places for Volkswagen to invest. We would have liked to see more than just Chicago selected as one of the communities.”

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Published on May 12, 2017