EU approves promotion policy for commercial vehicles with alternative drives

EU approves promotion policy for commercial vehicles with alternative drives-commercial

Green light from Brussels: The funding directive for commercial vehicles with alternative drives submitted by the Federal Ministry of Transport to Notification can soon start after approval by the European Commission. Thus, for battery, fuel cell and (overhead) hybrid electrical vehicles, for the corresponding tank and charging infrastructure as well as for feasibility studies, an attractive support program ready.

“My appeal to the industry: Use this opportunity!”Says Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer: With the new promotion, the federal government” a giant incentive for transport companies, to switch to climate-friendly commercial vehicles “. Because it is not only their acquisition, but also the necessary tank and loading infrastructure. Although Germany will relocate more goods to rail, the Federal Minister. But the fact is that the road continues to have a large proportion of goods transport. “That’s why he has to be quicker. Demand for clean vehicles is correspondingly high and availability is increasing, “says Scheuer.

In concrete, the funding policy as part of the implementation of the overall concept Climate-friendly commercial vehicles comprises three elements:

  • Promoting the acquisition of new climate-friendly commercial vehicles of the EC vehicle classes N1, N2 and N3 as well as alternative drives of converted commercial vehicles of EC vehicle classes N2 and N3 in the amount of 80 percent of investment rods compared to a conventional diesel vehicle,
  • Promoting the tank and charging infrastructure required for the operation of climate-friendly commercial vehicles in the amount of 80 percent of the beneficial project-related total expenditure,
  • Promoting the creation of feasibility studies on application possibilities of climate-friendly commercial vehicles and the construction or. Extension of appropriate infrastructure of 50 percent of the beneficial project-related expenditure.

By 2024, the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) provides a total of a total of 1.6 billion euros for the promotion of climate-friendly commercial vehicles and about 5 billion euros for building the tank and charging infrastructure (cars and trucks). In addition to further measures of the BMVI for the promotion of electromobility, the new funding policy is also fed from these titles. Further details of the promotion rules of the guideline text and the first capacity call that will be published shortly.

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  1. Maybe we learn about the detour of the promotion what H2 vehicles really cost.

    So far I have only the Expert estimation of 500.000 Euro for H2 trucks.

    For comparison: Diesel truck about 100.000 EURO.

    and Teslas Semi Truck.

    In the Netherlands, the Semi costs from 130.000 Euro in the basic version with up to 475 kilometers range, 150.000 Euro is estimated for the stronger version with 800 kilometers reach. The reservation costs 17.000 EURO. the Founders Series must be directly available when ordering 170.000 EURO get paid.

    (Source: Auto-Motor and Sport.DE – April 2021)

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