Climate-friendly commercial vehicles: NOW identifies action required for building up charging infrastructure
With the conclusion of the task force: ‘Backcasting – charging infrastructure for heavy-duty commercial vehicles’, the BMDV, NOW and the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure have established a ‘to-do’ inventory for the development of public charging infrastructure for heavy-duty commercial vehicles used in long-distance transport.
EM funding balance 2021: BMDV
invests in over 1,000 e-vehicles and around 250 charging points
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr) is investing another 20 million euros for the procurement of vehicles and development of charging infrastructure under the Electric Mobility Funding Guideline. A total of 86 projects will be approved, 36 of which will be proposed by municipalities and 50 by companies. The BMDV is supporting the procurement of more than 1,000 vehicles and almost 250 charging points under the Electric Mobility Funding Guideline. The guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).
Number of electric cars doubles: KBA report published in December 2021
In 2021, the number of electric cars in Germany more than doubled: there are currently around 1.2 million e-cars registered in Germany. 355,961 battery-electric and 325,449 plug-in electric cars were newly registered in 2021 - more e-cars than ever before. And this is in a year in which a quarter fewer cars were registered overall than in the previous year.
200 fast-charging locations along Germany’s federal motorways: Second part of the tender for the Deutschlandnetz underway
The latest tender for 200 fast-charging locations of the Deutschlandnetz at unmanned rest areas along Germany’s motorways was kicked off on 20 December 2021. The tender is being conducted by the federal motorway company, Autobahn GmbH. It represents the second partial tender of the Deutschlandnetz – the BMDV already commenced the tendering procedure for 900 fast-charging locations nationwide at transport hubs in both urban and rural areas on 1 October 2021.
Local Electric Mobility: Information service programme of the Federal Ministry of Transport goes on winter break
Despite the difficult circumstances brought about by the pandemic, the Electric Mobility Roadshow of the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) made stops in thirteen cities and municipalities throughout Germany in 2021. Information on climate-friendly electric mobility suitable for everyday use was shared by the information stand team on location at all the stops. Since 2014, the Electric Mobility Roadshow has visited more than 130 municipalities.
“Local Charging Infrastructure” funding programme: Application deadline ends at the end of the year – submit your application now
Applications for the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport’s “Local Charging Infrastructure” funding programme can still be submitted until the end of the year. The programme is primarily aimed at companies in the retail sector and the hospitality industry.
Share of e-cars continues to rise – German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) report published in November
The latest figures from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA – Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) continue to show that the number of newly registered passenger cars in Germany continues to fall. Only in the case of electric cars does the trend keep pointing upwards. In November, 40,270 new battery-electric cars were registered, 39 percent more than in November 2020. In addition, 27,899 plug-in hybrids were also newly registered.
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.