BMVI launches tender for the Deutschlandnetz
The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is today launching the tender for the Deutschlandnetz (“Germany Network”). Companies and consortia of companies can now enter the tender for the contract to build and operate around 900 fast-charging sites throughout Germany.
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).
Battery train from Alston begins maiden journey
Together with TU Berlin, Alstom is laying the groundwork for alternative drives for rail transport. From December, the battery train will begin passenger service in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria –the first train of its kind approved for regular passenger service in Germany since the 60s.
EU Commission approves new funding guideline for clean buses in public transport
Green light from Brussels: Environmentally-friendly buses are now ready to take off. The European Commission has approved funding alternative drive options in passenger transport under state aid law. The technology-neutral ‘Guideline on the funding of alternative bus drives in passenger transport’ is therefore now available.
Best Practice climate protection: Clean Power Net (CPN) presents numerous new fuel cell applications from industry
The German fuel cell industry’s association for secure electricity and emergency power supply, Clean Power Net, is publishing a new digital information and best practice service on its redesigned website.
KVB, RheinEnergie and Ford put innovative charging infrastructure into operation with the MuLI project
Cologne’s public transport company KVB (Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe), RheinEnergie and Ford have officially put the innovative charging infrastructure of the MuLI project into operation in Bocklemünd. The MuLI project – Multimodal Charging Module Integration (Multimodale Lademodul-Integration) – harnesses, for example, the braking energy of the city’s rail system to charge the KVB’s battery-powered buses and, at the same time, vehicles with electric drives.
90 million euros for the modernisation of public charging infrastructure
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is today already launching the second funding call from the newly established “Publicly Accessible Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Germany” funding guideline (“Öffentlich zugängliche Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge in Deutschland”). From 9 September 2021, companies, cities and municipalities, public institutions and private individuals will be able to receive funding for the modernisation of existing publicly accessible charging infrastructure.