Funding programme for private charging stations to increase by an additional 100 million euros
Since 24 November 2020, the federal government has been subsidising the purchase and installation of private charging stations for electric cars at residential buildings. A 900 euro subsidy is available per charging point. Due to the high demand, the original funding volume of 200 million euros has now been increased once again to a total of 400 million euros.
Hydrogen regions in Germany: HyDrive OWL expands the network
The “HyDrive OWL” hydrogen model region is growing. The project partners, the districts of Lippe and Minden-Lübbecke and the city of Bielefeld, are now cooperating with the Ostwestfalen-Lippe districts - Gütersloh, Herford, Höxter and Paderborn. This will enable the region to benefit from synergy effects and to tackle the issue of an area-wide network for the production and use of hydrogen.
For better mobility in rural areas: NOW establishes office for an inter-state mobility network under the NaKoMo umbrella
The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI – Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat) has commissioned NOW GmbH to create an office for the establishment of an inter-state network for the improvement of mobility in rural areas.
BMVI with new guideline for funding support for rail vehicles
61 percent of the rail network in Germany is electrified with overhead lines. On the remaining sections, conventional rail vehicles with diesel engines are currently used almost exclusively.
BMVI: New “Conversion of commercial vehicles to alternative drive systems” task force launched
Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, launches the first task force as part of the implementation of the BMVI's overall climate-friendly commercial vehicles concept.
Construction of the Research Factory for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (HyFaB) begins – Ulm to become a hub of production research for fuel cells
The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW – Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg) in Ulm has taken a decisive step towards production research for fuel cells with the ground-breaking ceremony for the Research Factory for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (HyFaB – Forschungsfabrik für Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen) on 10 February 2021.
ELO Mobility and Fraunhofer IVI are developing new types of hydrogen fuel cell powered city buses
Project start for the innovation project “Go4City” (G4C). ELO Mobility and the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems IVI are jointly developing a new generation of revolutionary city buses with hydrogen drive technology.
Fast-Charging Law passed: BMVI creates legal basis for the tendering of 1,000 fast-charging hubs
On Wednesday, 10 February 2021, the German federal cabinet passed the bill submitted by Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer for the provision of a nationwide fast-charging infrastructure for pure battery electric vehicles - the Fast-Charging Law (Schnellladegesetz). By doing so, the BMVI is creating the legal basis for the proposed tender to establish a public fast-charging network with 1,000 locations.