The Ministry of Economic Affairs in North Rhine-Westphalia has launched a new funding program for companies. According to this, companies based in North Rhine-Westphalia can receive a subsidy of 4 euros from the state from February 2019, 4.000 when purchasing an electric car - in addition to the federal government's environmental bonus (also 4.000 euros). A subsidy of 2,3 euros is granted for the purchase of e-commercial vehicles from 7,5 to 8.000 tons. Anyone who buys an e-van up to 4,25 tons can even apply for funding of 12.000 euros together with the federal environmental bonus.
Economics Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart: “In addition to the energy industry, the mobility sector must also make a contribution to reducing greenhouse gases if we want to achieve the climate targets. That is why we want to win over traders to switch to electric drives. Regardless of whether it is a small craft business, delivery or maintenance service or large fleet operator: everyone can use the new offer and make our country a pioneer in low-emission and innovative mobility. With these subsidies, we offer a comprehensive overall package for entry into electromobility in North Rhine-Westphalia, ranging from advice on the purchase and financing of vehicles to setting up the charging infrastructure. To do this, we doubled the funding volume to 40 million euros in 2019. "
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Hennecke, General Manager Handwerk.NRW: “For all craftsmen and tradespeople who are already interested in e-mobility, the state's funding offer is a strong signal. It can give many companies an impetus to take an interest in alternative drives and charging infrastructure. The companies need reliable framework conditions for investment decisions. It is therefore also important that the federal environmental bonus is continued beyond June 30.6.2019, XNUMX. Above all, it is now important that the manufacturers expand the range of commercial vehicle models with electric drive quickly and significantly. "
Dr. Ralf Mittelstädt, General Manager IHK.NRW: “Against the background of the impending diesel driving bans and the climate protection goals, many companies are thinking about the use of e-mobility, especially in inner-city areas. However, companies still often lack know-how on the new technology. The companies still have to gain experience in order to match their mobility requirements with the possibilities of the new vehicles in terms of range, charging times and costs. This is where the state's new funding program really comes into play and, in particular, helps the many small and medium-sized companies that now have to invest in their vehicle fleets with their decision. The IHKs also support the conversion of the vehicle fleets with targeted further training and information offers. "
In addition to the purchase premiums, the country offers further incentives for a switch. In this way, tradespeople can have the purchase price remaining after deduction of state and federal subsidies with good creditworthiness interest-free financed by NRW.BANK. In addition, there are still grants for the construction of charging facilities (wallboxes and charging stations), the purchase of electric cargo bikes and the use of implementation advice.
In addition to companies and traders, municipalities and private individuals can also benefit from funding from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for entry into electromobility.
You can find information on this at: http://www.elektromobilitaet.nrw.de
Source: Press release Ministry of Economic Affairs North Rhine-Westphalia
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