New NOW publication: Market development of climate-friendly technologies in heavy road freight transport
For the first time, commercial vehicle manufacturers are providing detailed information on the planned sales figures for trucks with alternative drive systems. According to the report, around three-quarters of new registrations in heavy road freight transport are to be emission-free in 2030. The technological focus is on batteries and fuel cells.
New procurement calls for electric vehicles in spring 2023
The Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) will continue to support municipalities and companies in the procurement of electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure in the new year. Put a note in your diary now!
Funding support for climate-friendly commercial vehicles to be extended until 2026
Good news from Europe: The “KsNI” guideline for funding commercial vehicles with alternative, climate-protecting drives and the associated refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI – “Richtlinie über die Förderung von Nutzfahrzeugen mit alternativen, klimaschonenden Antrieben und dazugehörigen Tank- und Ladeinfrastruktur”) of the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) can be continued on a larger scale following renewed approval by the European Commission.
Clean tech startup Cryomotive opens hydrogen refuelling development centre in Pfeffenhausen and receives funding notification for the joint CryoTRUCK project
Hydrogen clean mobility startup Cryomotive opens its hydrogen refuelling development centre in Pfeffenhausen, Lower Bavaria, near the planned National Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Centre South (ITZ Süd – Wasserstoff Innovations- und Technologiezentrum Süd). In Pfeffenhausen, Cryomotive is now developing, manufacturing and assembling the first prototypes for CRYOGAS hydrogen refuelling systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles and other mobility applications with high energy requirements.
First series-production hydrogen truck takes to German roads
The first series-produced hydrogen truck approved for operation in Germany started practical use on 7 December 2022. The vehicle was handed over to the customer mitea GmbH by the leasing company HyLane GmbH in Stuttgart.
Wissing: Market ramp-up of climate-friendly commercial vehicles has begun
For the first time, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is bringing together policymakers, manufacturers and infrastructure operators together for a ‘Specialist Conference on Climate-Friendly Commercial Vehicles’. On 17 November 2022 in Berlin, around 700 people, of whom around 200 attended in person, discussed perspectives, framework conditions and measures for climate-friendly commercial vehicles in Germany and Europe.
Progress report on the overall concept of climate-friendly commercial vehicles is published
Berlin, 17.11.1022 – The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) has presented its ‘Progress report on the overall concept of climate-friendly commercial vehicles – on the road to zero-emission road logistics with alternative drives”.
New Action Concept: NRW state government demonstrates paths to climate-friendly freight transport
North-Rhine Westphalia is an important hub for the logistics sector. Transformation of road freight transport is an absolutely essential component of the state’s ability to achieve its climate targets. Published by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, the ‘Action concept for heavy-duty road freight transport in North-Rhine Westphalia’ shows how the switch to climate-friendly drives can succeed.
PEM presents fuel cell-capable heavy-duty electric truck
The Chair of ‘Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components’ (PEM) at RWTH Aachen University has presented the first roadworthy prototype of a heavy-duty electric truck to be equipped with a fuel cell to extend range.