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Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating scandal has resulted in a $14.7-billion settlement with the U.S. government, and a potential boon for sustainable trucking efforts.

The settlement, which is set to be finalized in October, has been crafted to offset the NOx emissions from the 2L diesel vehicles sold by Volkswagen from 2009-2015. It includes $2.7 billion allocated for an Environmental Mitigation Trust focused on replacing older diesel trucks, buses and stationary equipment to reduce NOx emissions.

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