The Air Resources Board (ARB) organizes a public workshop on Friday, December 2, 2016, to provide suggestions for Volkswagen’s (VW) $800 million 10-year zeroemission vehicle (ZEV) Investment Commitment in California. The ZEV Investment Commitment is a component of California’s partial settlement with VW resulting from VW’s use of illegal defeat devices in 2.0 liter (2.0L) diesel cars that were sold into theState from model years 2009 to 2015.

During the workshop, staff will discuss: (1) four areas of qualified investments: ZEV infrastructure, public awareness, increasing ZEV access, and green city projects; (2) ARB’s draft guiding principles and recommended priorities for the first ZEV Investment Plan; and (3) the process and timeline associated with development, review, and approval of the first investment plan. After that discussion, members of the public will be invited to provide comments related to the ZEV Investment. These comments  will inform ARB’s development of a guidance document communicating California’s priorities and guiding principles for ZEV investments to VW to aid them in drafting their ZEV Investment Plan.