The BMDV is implementing a further measure of its Electrification Plus program: The promotion of alternative drive systems in rail transport. The first call for funding from the corresponding "Funding Guideline for the Promotion of Alternative Drive Systems in Rail Transport" has been published.

Measures in this funding guideline include support for companies and public authorities in the procurement of rail vehicles with innovative low-emission drive systems for passenger and freight transport and in the construction of refueling and charging infrastructure for these rail vehicles. In addition, feasibility studies to investigate the use of alternative drive systems in rail transport are also supported under the directive.