GM-backed electric truck startup Lordstown Motors is going public

Good News Notes: “One-year-old Lordstown Motors will become a publicly traded company in an effort to bring its commercial electric pickup truck, the Endurance, to market. And it will do this with more support from General Motors than was previously known, according to financial filings. The startup plans to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange…

Massachusetts Using Volkswagen Funds On Clean Air Projects

Good News Notes: “Massachusetts is awarding $7.5 million the state received from a nationwide Volkswagen settlement in grants for 98 projects meant to help electrify the transportation sector and reduce air pollution. The money comes from the settlement from Volkswagen’s illegal tampering of vehicle emission control equipment. The state is using the money to help…