80% Subsidy from the state
The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) provides financial support for the equipment and retrofitting of turn-off assistants in Germany with its “turn-off assistance systems” funding programme. Subsidies amounting to 10 million euros have been promised for 2019. The plan is to make the same amount available annually up to and including 2024. In individual cases, this means that up to 80% of the costs for the turn-off assistant – a maximum of €1,500 – will be subsidized, including installation.
Which vehicles will be subsidised?
The programme covers commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight over 3.5 tonnes and buses with more than nine seats. Prerequisite: The vehicles must be purchased and operated in Germany on a commercial, public-law or non-profit basis. As ROSHO TurnCAM® has already received a general operating licence from the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the most important criteria have already been met.
Subsidy for vehicles subject to tolls
In Germany, trucks over 7.5 tonnes subject to tolls can be subsidised from the toll revenues by means of a de minimis subsidy, which is also attractive. Since an obligation to retrofit with turn-off assistants is still under discussion, the time is now particularly favourable for voluntary, subsidised retrofitting. We would be happy to advise you on the choice of the appropriate ROSHO TurnCAM® system and on how to take full advantage of your subsidy opportunities.