California To Benefit From Volkswagen’s Clean Air Initiative

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 5:47 pm

While much has been said about the Volkswagen emissions scandal, there is at least something positive to come of it.  California stands to benefit from the court settlement, and the state has already approved Volkswagen’s 30-month, $200 million dollar plan to create clean vehicle infrastructure.  Bay Area Volkswagen dealers and Cardinale Volkswagen in Salinas fully support this goodwill initiative by Volkswagen.

What It Means For Californians

If you live in the state of California, Volkswagen has committed to spending $200 million dollars over the next 30 months to provide infrastructure for electric vehicles.  This includes charging stations, development of ride-sharing vehicles and other clean energy infrastructure.  It’s expected that Volkswagen will spend a total of $800 million dollars in California.  Nationwide, the amount Volkswagen must spend is a staggering $2 billion dollars over the next ten years.  This is great news for Californians as it will give them a head start in the new era of EVs (electric vehicles).  Specifically, Volkswagen will spend $45 million on more than 350 community charging stations.  Locations announced for the charging stations include Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose.

Volkswagen Expects To Roll Out The Largest EV Fleet

Future plans for Volkswagen include the release of an ambitious fleet of EVs.  With the influx of charging stations throughout the state of California, the demand for EVs is sure to be on the upswing.  Come to where the action is at Cardinale Volkswagen, located at the Salinas Auto Mall.  Be among the first to test drive Volkswagen’s new EVs.  You can contribute to the clean air initiative in California by driving a Volkswagen EV.  Stop by and ask our Sales team for updates on Volkswagen EVs coming soon to your favorite Salinas dealership.  While you’re here, why not browse our dealership lot?  We’ve got a great selection of Volkswagen models, from the 2017 VW Tiguan to the 2017 VW Jetta.

Cardinale Volkswagen

500 Auto Center Circle

Salinas, California 93907

Phone: 888.891.5059


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