The German government has announced €50 million ($58 million) in new funding for 31 municipal electric mobility projects under its aptly-named “Clean Air 2017-2020 Emergency Program.”
Under this fourth phase of the program, municipal vehicle fleets (e.g. waste disposal vehicles and buses), as well as taxi and car-sharing companies will receive subsidies of from 40 to 90 percent to support the purchase of plug-in vehicles. A total of over 420 cars, 100 e-buses, 110 special and commercial vehicles and 425 new charging points are expected to be purchased.
“The mobility of the future is a mega-opportunity for our country,” said Andreas Scheuer, Germany’s Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. “Better air in our cities and more mobility are not mutually exclusive. With our funding decisions, 650 new electric vehicles hit the road and 425 additional charging points are created. The demand for our funding program is so huge that we are starting the next call today.”
Source: Green Car Congress