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With the votes of the large coalition, the Bundestag has passed a bill a few days ago, the minimum objectives in the awarding of public contracts for the procurement of road vehicles, lightweight and heavy commercial vehicles including buses, which must be driven by emissions or completely emission-free. With the law, the Clean Vehicles Directive should be implemented in the public fleet of the Confederation, the Countries, municipalities and municipalities.

With the law, the public procurement is given for the first time binding minimum objectives for low-emission and-free cars as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles, especially for buses in public transport, for procurement. The new specifications apply from the 2. August 2021 and undertake the public sector as well as a selection of certain private law organized actors (eg.B. Postal and parcel services, garbage removal) for a part of the vehicles purchased in the future must be emission-free or-free.

For whom are the minimum objectives?

The Directive applies to the following orders (U.a. by tenders or procurement procedures) after the 2. August 2021: For contracts for purchase, leasing or rental of road vehicles
for public service contracts (eg.B. Public transport buses); for service contracts via transport services (eg.B. Package and postal services, collection of municipal waste); Excluded are u.a. Emergency vehicles of police and fire department, disaster protection, construction sites, stone breaks, ports, airports, land or forestry vehicles and coaches without standing places.

Under clean road and light commercial vehicles, according to the directive, those are to be understood, which emit a maximum of 50 g / km CO2 up to 2025. By 2030, the CO2 value drops to 0 g / km. For the other classes, car then apply as an emission arm when they are operated with alternative fuels. Including electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, synthetic and paraffin-containing fuels as well as earth and liquefied gas.

What are the minimum destinations?

There are two reference periods (2.8th.2021 to 31.12.2025; 1.1.2026 to 31.12.2030) Fixed quotas for the procurement of clean cars as well as lighter and heavy commercial vehicles by public procurement. Public service orders include V.a. Public transport (road), passenger tracking (road), the demand staff transport and certain postal and parcel services and the collection of municipal waste.

Cars and light commercial vehicles that comply with the limits of CO2 and air pollutant emissions according to the Clean Vehicles Directive (CVD) can be credited to the CVD minimum objectives of 38.5 percent of the new procurements from August 2021. The minimum of emission-free and-free buses in public transport are 45 percent for the first reference period until the end of 2025 and 65 percent for the second period of time until the end of 2030. At least half of the minimum targets for buses in public transport must be met by emission-free vehicles.

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Cars and light commercial vehicles are defined as “clean vehicles” via limits to CO2 and air pollutant emissions, while heavy commercial vehicles and buses due to the use of alternative fuels (electricity, hydrogen, natural gas, biofuels, synthetic and paraffin-containing fuels, if they are not mixed with fossil fuels be falling under this definition. Plug-in hybrid buses can also be credited to the procurement rates for clean vehicles.

For the administration of the federal government, the government estimates the annual expenses heise to around 1.3 million euros annually. To this end, 2.4 million unique costs will come within the first ten years until the quota is reached. Significantly more countries and municipalities have to raise: they should increase 370 to 540 million euros annually. The one-time costs should be here at 1.62 billion euros. The Federal Council therefore urged, among other things, that the federal government largely reimburses the additional costs. The federal government considers themselves and refers to Heise, according to the fact that the Confederation on the climate protection package alone in 2021 alone is already available to countries, among other things, “regionalization agents” in the amount of around 9.3 billion euros, which for the procurement of low-emission buses for the OPNV can be used.

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3 thoughts on “New law forces public fleets to more climate protection”

  1. Slowly, momentum comes into the exhaust gas-encrusted structures of mobility.
    It is not to be seen why vehicles may be moved exhaust gas-tight if it is already possible differently.
    This Act / Regulation / Directive should also be for the private sector.
    Many company cars do not have to be moved with exhaust gases nowadays. And certainly not be replaced by Phevs.


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