The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is supporting the purchasing of fuel cell vehicles and the associated refuelling infrastructure with a new call within the framework of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). There is a total of up to 15 million euros available for the call’s project funding.

Fuel cell vehicles will be funded which are used as passenger vehicles in fleets or as buses in public transport scheduled services. To receive funding for cars powered by fuel cells, at least three vehicles must be procured per application. The minimum number can be achieved through the formation of regional acquisition networks. In addition to the procurement of fuel cell buses, the appropriate refuelling infrastructure can also be funded. A prerequisite for this is the procurement and operation of at least ten buses in total. Investment in an electrolyser to manufacture hydrogen for the supply of a refuelling station is also eligible for funding within this call. According to the funding guideline, the electrolyser must be operated with electricity from renewable sources.

Applications for funding fuel cell vehicles and refuelling infrastructure under this funding call must be submitted by 30.06.2018.

This call is available immediately here.

Applications can be submitted through the easyonline Portal.