Fast charging at the rest area of tomorrow: P-WC pilot facility ‘Ostseeblick’ officially opened
With the redesigned P-WC (parking and toilets) facility, ‘Ostseeblick’, on the A1 near Heilighafen, Autobahn GmbH is testing how unmanaged rest areas along the motorways can be designed in a more user-friendly, sustainable and service-oriented way nationwide, including fast-charging points for electric cars.
New funding call for research and development projects soon to be published
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is again supporting research and development projects that support the market ramp-up of electric vehicles and innovative concepts for climate-friendly mobility.
Funding programme for private charging stations to be topped up by a further 300 million euros
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure's successful funding scheme to support the installation of private charging stations for electric cars at residential buildings will be expanded by a further 300 million euros and extended once more.
At a glance: NaKoMo workshop – “What will drive us in the future?”
According to the Climate Action Plan, CO2 emissions in the transport area must be reduced by 40 to 42 per cent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. This can only be achieved by switching to CO2-free fuels. But which fuel is suited to which purpose? What do cities and districts have to consider if they want to convert their fleets? Who will help them to do it?
Successful start for the BMVI’s new Electric Mobility Funding Guideline
The new Electric Mobility Funding Guideline of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur), published at the end of 2020, has got off to a successful start with three funding calls so far in the areas of research and development; procurement of vehicles including the associated charging infrastructure; and electric mobility concepts.
BMVI publishes first funding call for alternative drive systems in rail transport
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is implementing a further measure of its Electrification Plus Programme: Funding support for alternative drive systems in rail transport. The first call for funding from the corresponding “Funding Guideline for the Promotion of Alternative Drive Systems in Rail Transport” (“Förderrichtlinie zur Förderung alternativer Antriebe im Schienenverkehr”) was published today.
No charging, no driving: “Wirkkette Laden” (“Process Chain of Charging”) project analyses sources of malfunction at charging of electric vehicles
As sales of electric cars increase, so too does the range of products, functions, services and business models that are related to charging. The challenge: Numerous market participants, such as those operating the charging stations, mobility service providers, component manufacturers as well as back-end and network operators, must work together to establish a smoothly functioning chain of activities so that vehicles can be reliably charged. But this does not succeed in all instances. In 10 to 15 percent of cases, a vehicle that has arrived at a charging point cannot be charged there.
Project investigates feasibility of zero-emission deliveries in Berlin
Backed by the European Climate Foundation, Transport & Environment Germany 2021 is conducting a feasibility study on the electrification of regional delivery transport in Berlin-Brandenburg. The focus is on the food industry, with REWE Group, MAN Trucks & Bus and the Berlin Senate Department (Senatsverwaltung) as key project partners.