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”.
HyCET research project: Consortium continues to drive sustainability further forward in transport logistics with hydrogen trucks
Hydrogen Combustion Engine Trucks (HyCET) develops and tests hydrogen trucks with combustion engines in transport logistics // Sustainable solution for long-distance transport // The Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) is providing a total of 11.3 million euros funding for the research and development project
BMDV supports ramp-up of climate-friendly road freight transport
In a summary of the first funding call on the guideline for funding commercial vehicles with alternative, climate-protecting drives and the associated refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI), the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is publishing figures on approved vehicles, charging infrastructure and feasibility studies.
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.