The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has announced new support and subsidies for electric mobility concepts in the state, which will take effect as of the 5th of February. This will include public charging sites as well as communal support to transform the public transportation system.
The announcement came following a wide-spread discussion in German politics and industry, and combustion transport is slowly being faded out in the public sphere. Municipalities will be eligible for subsidies for the purchase of new EVs with up to 40% of the purchase costs, or up to 30,000 Euros. Fuel cell vehicles will be subsidized with 60% of the purchase price, with a maximum of 60,000 Euros.
The construction of charging stations will be subsidized at a rate of 80%, and installation costs for public charging stations can be claimed for a 40% subsidy by communities and companies up until the 30th of June. Both regular charging stations of up to 22kW, as well as high speed charging stations of 100kW to 150 kW will be supported, including the grid connection, as long as the electricity will be procured from sustainable resources.
Private households and companies can also look forward to a 50% subsidy for the purchase of wall boxes up to 1000 Euros and charging stations up to 5000 Euros. The large scale transformation of the regions energy grid is predicted to expand considerably and will help pave the way for a national change in mass transit norms.
wirtschaft.nrw (In German)
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