BMDV is investing in more than 1000 electric vehicles and around 250 charging points

BMDV is investing in more than 1000 electric vehicles and around 250 charging points-1000

The Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) is investing a further 20 million euros in the procurement of vehicles and the development of charging infrastructure as part of the electromobility funding guideline. A total of 86 projects will be approved, 36 of them by municipalities and 50 by companies, according to the ministry in a recent statement. The BMDV is thus supporting the procurement of more than 1000 vehicles and almost 250 charging points within the framework of this guideline.

“In order to reduce emissions in traffic in a sustainable and permanent way, we need electromobility. Taxis and courier services in particular have an enormously high mileage of thousands of kilometers a year – especially in our inner cities. That’s why we’re promoting the switch from municipal and commercial fleets to electromobility with 20 million euros. The funding is intended to support municipal and commercial fleets such as vehicle fleets, company cars, taxis, mobility and sharing services in an accelerated switch to alternative drives. By using renewable energies, these vehicles with their high mileage achieve significant CO2 savings and thus make a contribution to achieving climate protection goals in traffic.“ – Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport

The BMDV is pursuing an overall strategy for the market ramp-up of electromobility. This includes promoting the electrification of all modes of transport (cars, commercial vehicles, buses and rail) as well as the development of charging infrastructure, research funding and the specification of the right framework conditions, e.g. B. about the Electromobility Act.

In the summer of 2021, the goal of 1 million electric vehicles, incl. plug-in hybrids, can be achieved, the dynamic ramp-up since mid-2020 is continuing. In December 2021 there was a new admissions high and there were more than 48.000 purely electrically powered passenger cars registered in Germany. That is already more than 20 percent of new registrations and thus more than for diesel vehicles. At the end of last year there was a total of around 1.23 million electric cars. The stock of all electric vehicles, including commercial vehicles and buses, amounted to around 1.3 million vehicles at the end of 2021.

The BMDV launched the electromobility funding guideline in 2015 to make the transport sector more sustainable and energy-efficient. The guideline promotes battery electric applications in three areas: municipal and commercial electric mobility concepts, application-oriented research and development projects and the procurement of battery electric vehicles for municipal and commercial vehicle fleets. So far there have been 18 calls and more than 1000 projects that are being implemented with a funding volume of 386 million euros.

The promotion of commercial fleets was re-introduced in December 2020 as part of the new edition of the BMDV‘s electromobility funding guideline. The aim is to better map the synergies of fleet applications at the municipal level and to reach the widest possible group of users with the funding. Companies were able to achieve a funding rate of 40 to 60 percent, in the municipal sector a funding rate of up to 90 percent was possible.

Another call for funding for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure will follow in 2022. The funding guideline runs until 2025.

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