VW diesel mitigation: PIRG rates state plans, lacks reality check on EVs

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencapThe Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has fallen out of the news, but VW Group recently boosted its allowance for the total costs to 30 billion euros ($33 billion). In the U.S., VW has bought back hundreds of thousands of TDI diesel vehicles and is paying two distinct 10-figure penalties. The best-known is the $2 billion that will go to create…