Clean air, innovative mobility: Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer presented subsidy notes worth around 33.2 million euros today in Berlin. The recipients are cities, districts, companies and organisations participating in over 150 municipal electric mobility projects in the framework of the “Immediate action programme for clean air 2017-2020” and the federal government’s charging infrastructure programme.

Federal Minister Scheuer:
“We are taking the future of mobility directly to the street. With 33.2 million euros we are facilitating the procurement of 3,400 e-vehicles, the construction of 1,110 new charging options as well as 285 additional regular and fast-charging columns. This means contemporary urban mobility and even better air in our cities.”

The funding is part of the “Immediate action programme for clean air 2017-2020”. The federal government published the programme at the second municipal summit on 28 November 2017 and is allocating around 1.5 billion euros for municipalities that are affected by EU limit values. Aside from measures to electrify urban transport and the construction of charging infrastructure (393 million euros), the targets of the emergency programme are measures to digitalise transport systems (500 million euros) as well as upgrading diesel buses for local public transport with exhaust after-treatment systems (107 million euros).

The federal charging infrastructure programme will support the nationwide expansion of public charging infrastructure. Around 300 million euros are allocated to the funding of at least 15,000 publicly accessible charging stations (approx. 10,000 regular charging stations and 5,000 fast-charging stations) until 2020. According to the coalition agreement at least 100,000 charging points will also become available over the same period. The construction of private charging columns will also be subsidised. The third funding call is currently open: applications can be submitted until 21/02/2019.

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