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.
Federal government provides funding support towards 22 more electric buses for Freiburger Verkehrs AG
By the middle of 2025, more than two thirds of the VAG public transport authority’s bus fleet are to have been converted to emission-free drive technology – the federal government is now funding the procurement of 22 additional electric buses with 7.2 million euros.
Funding support for 108 hydrogen-powered fuel cell hybrid buses in Cologne-Bonn
Thanks to funding support from the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), Cologne’s Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK)public transport authority will receive 108 fuel cell hybrid buses that will be added to the company’s fleet by 2025. With a total of 160 hydrogen-powered buses, the fleet, which is already the largest in Europe, will be further expanded.
Wissing: Another 472 Hamburg city buses will be electric in the near future
The Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, Dr Volker Wissing, today handed over funding notifications amounting to around 160 million euros for the electrification of public transport in Hamburg and the surrounding area.
Green hydrogen for Weimar local transport: State of Thuringia and BMDV support H2 production and vehicle fleet
Stadtwirtschaft Weimar GmbH, TEAG and Bauhaus-Universität are starting a project for hydrogen mobility in public transport. With funding of around 3 million euros, the Thuringia Energy Ministry is supporting the acquisition of public buses with hydrogen drives in Weimar. The subsidy notice was presented today by Thuringia’s Energy Minister Anja Siegesmund in Weimar.
Strong demand for funding to support alternative drive systems for buses and trains
The funding scheme for the procurement of buses and trains with climate-friendly drive systems is currently experiencing very high demand. This year alone, more than 300 outlines and applications have been received in the last three calls for funding. It is becoming increasingly clear that the demand for vehicles powered by fuel cells, batteries or overhead lines will continue to grow.