California Regulator Has Big Plans For VW Moving Forward

The California regulator that played a key role in catching VW red-handed for cheating on emissions tests has come up with a list of options detailing how the automaker should spend $800 million on the future of EVs.

According to Autonews, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) has also scheduled a workshop today in order to gather more public input and bring even more suggestions to the table.

Among VW’s choices for investments during the next decade is the plan to install electric car chargers and introducing services for sharing and hailing electric vehicles. On top of that, California wants VW to support the shift to electric transportation, expand the state’s zero-emission vehicle market and increase access to said vehicles in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

One interesting scenario is VW installing hydrogen stations for fuel cell cars and raising public awareness in campaigns that wouldn’t be allowed to feature or favor their own brand.

This decade-long spending plan will apparently be divvied into four 30-month spending cycles, the first of which will be crucial as CARB went on record urging the German automaker to make visible progress early on.