Funds available for public, workplace EV charging stations in Lincoln area

LES News Release

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy recently announced the availability of approximately $1.2 million in funds allocated to Nebraska under the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries, which is part of the court settlement of Volkswagen emissions violations from 2009-15. The purpose of this funding is to encourage adoption of electric vehicles as a means of reducing air pollution.

Applications are being accepted by NDEE until 5 p.m., Nov. 15, 2019, on rebates for publicly available electric vehicle charging stations in Nebraska, and Lincoln Electric System is offering additional matching funds for LES business and organizational customers. Noting a deficiency in the number of EV charging stations serving the Lincoln area, LES is offering additional funds to further incentivize local organizations to accommodate and encourage more EV adoption among their employees, customers and friends. Continue reading here.

NDEE Links

LES Links

  • For more information about qualifying for additional funds through the LES matching fund, visit:
  • Details also will be provided at the following event: 2019 LES Electric Vehicle Breakfast and Panel Discussion, September 22, 2019, 9:30 am to 12 pm, Walter Canney Service Center,
    2620 Fairfield Street, Lincoln. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required.
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Information provided by Marc J. Shkolnick | LES Manager/Energy Services