Commercial vehicle programme goes into second round
The Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) today published the second call for funding under the funding guideline to support commercial vehicles with alternative, climate-friendly drive systems and associated refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI – Förderung von Nutz- und Sonderfahrzeugen mit klimaschonenden Antrieben und dazugehöriger Tank- und Ladeinfrastruktur). The second round of the successful funding programme is supplemented by an additional call for special vehicles and infrastructure.
Launch of Germany’s first commercial vehicle rental company with hydrogen trucks
Hylane GmbH (hylane), a provider of climate-friendly mobility, officially launched today as a subsidiary of Cologne-based DEVK Versicherung. Hylane places environmental protection at the heart of its exclusively climate-friendly vehicle rental service. The company offers hydrogen trucks with different superstructures and installations. Vans and buses will follow at a later date. NOW provided advice and support to the start-up during its foundation phase.
First fully-electric trucks from Mercedes Benz are deployed at logistics companies
Mercedes Benz Bank AG is one of the first recipients of subsidies as part of the funding guideline of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport for alternative, climate-protecting drives and associated refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI) for light and heavy commercial vehicles.
Innovation cluster project: ‘High-capacity charging in long-haul truck transport’ (HoLa) is launched
Led by Fraunhofer ISI and under the auspices of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry), the ‘High-capacity charging in long-haul truck transport’ (»Hochleistungsladen im Lkw-Fernverkehr« (HoLa)) is one of three innovation clusters for climate-friendly truck drive technologies recently introduced by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
EU approves new funding guideline for commercial vehicles with alternative drive systems – funding guideline and funding call published
Green light from Brussels: The funding guideline for commercial vehicles with alternative drive systems submitted to the European Commission for official notification by the German Federal Ministry of Transport can now be launched after obtaining approval. Now, an appealing funding programme is available for battery, fuel cell and (overhead line) hybrid electric vehicles, corresponding refuelling and charging infrastructure as well as feasibility studies.
One million electric vehicles on German roads for the first time – more than half are purely battery-powered
According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt), approximately 57,000 electric vehicles were newly registered in Germany in July. With these new registrations, German industry and the federal government have reached their mutual goal of bringing one million electrically powered vehicles onto Germany’s roads . More than half of these are purely electric vehicles, the remainder are plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. Germany is thus living up to its claim to become the leading provider and lead market for this key mobility technology.