2 million euros funding for trolley buses of the future
Oliver Luksic, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, today presented funding approval of over 2 million euros to the LibroDuct AAO consortium. The research team is working on battery-powered trolley buses that connect and disconnect from overhead cables fully automatically during operation and thus can be used in route sections without any overhead lines.
BMDV launches third round of funding for climate-friendly buses
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr) is entering the third round of funding for the changeover to buses with alternative drive systems and the necessary refuelling and charging infrastructure required for their operation. From 20.06.2023, outlines for the procurement of climate-friendly buses can once again be submitted.
17 electric-powered articulated buses for Berlin: E-MetroBus project presents results
In the E-MetroBus project, the Berlin public transport company Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), together with the Technical University of Berlin and the Reiner Lemoine Institute, have integrated 17 articulated buses with battery-electric drive into their fleet.
Stadtwerke Tübingen invests tens of millions for phased conversion of public transport
Stadtwerke Tübingen (swt) and TüBus are clearing the way for the continued electrification of public transport in Tübingen. Their management boards have given the green light for a total of 40 new electric buses. Parallel to the procurement of the vehicles, the required charging infrastructure will be developed in the city area.
15.8 million euros for climate-friendly buses in Saarland
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr) is providing 15.8 million euros of support for transport companies in the conversion of their bus fleets to clean drivetrain systems.
BMDV brings another 1,000 buses with alternative drives on the road in new funding round
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is supporting transport companies with a further 270 million euros for the procurement of buses with alternative drives and associated infrastructure. In Berlin today, funding certificates were presented to 52 bus companies from across Germany.
Stadtwerke Düsseldorf public utilities authority and Rheinbahn public transport operator invest in hydrogen mobility
The city of Düsseldorf has set itself the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2035. To achieve this, the public utilities authority Stadtwerke Düsseldorf and public transport operator Rheinbahn are investing in hydrogen technology. In combination with battery-electric mobility, this will make an important contribution towards achieving the city's climate protection goals. Lord Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller is pleased that the city's public utility companies are jointly gaining momentum in this area. They will be cooperating with the seasoned hydrogen refuelling station operator H2 MOBILITY Deutschland.
Wissing presents funding notifications for ‘E-bus 2030+’ research project for climate-friendly buses
The Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, Dr. Volker Wissing, today presented funding notifications amounting to approximately 1.38 million euros for the research initiative: ‘E-bus 2030+’. The Berlin’s Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) transport authority, the Reiner Lemoine Institute (RLI) and the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) are involved in the project.