The MAN De-minimis scheme helps you capitalise on government funding
Once again in 2018, companies active in goods transport can save up to 33,000 euros and make use of government grants as part of the De-minimis program of the Bundesamt für Güterverkehr (BAG), Germany’s ministry for goods transportation. This helps reinforce safety for road freight involving heavy goods vehicles long term as well as sustainably reducing any environmental pollution to a minimum, by lowering emissions and reducing material consumption. MAN assists such efforts by providing numerous training and equipment programs, to ensure maximum benefit on the part of the various federal government funding measures, to organise its fleet of vehicles even more efficiently and making up to 80% of the expenses thereby incurred eligible for deduction.
An overview of MAN De-minimis 2018:
- Application process:
Up to five applications per applicant can be submitted (online only) in the application portal within the application period from January 8 to October 1, 2018.
- Activity-based maximum subsidy:
Up to 80% of the expenses open to subsidy.
- Calculating the maximum subsidy payable:
Up to 2,000 euros per vehicle, multiplied by the maximum number of permitted heavy goods vehicles – equating to 33,000 euros for each company applying.
- Implementation of measures:
From the time of application up to a maximum of five months after receipt of the allocation decision. An application for follow-up funding is also possible.
- Submission of statement on use of funds:
The recipient of the funding must present proof that the funds will be used for a suitable purpose (a disposition statement) and do so using electronic means. This proof must be presented no later than two months after the measure is implemented, or within one month of the allocation decision being made by the granting authority, if no other deadline has been set by the allocation decision-making process.
- Subsidy eligibility:
Those eligible for subsidies are companies engaged in heavy goods traffic as defined by § 1 Road Traffic Act and which deploy commercial heavy goods vehicles with a maximum authorised weight of at least 7.5 tonnes.
- Measures eligible for subsidy:
The objects or expenses eligible for subsidy support are all those which are not required by law, order or comparable regulations (namely obligatory) and ownership of which is confirmed within the appropriation period.
Up to 50% of the expenses from purchasing, renting and leasing as well as acquisition of replacement low-noise or low rolling-resistance tyres and retreaded tyres, whereby the fixed low-speed stipulations regarding noise levels and rolling resistance do not apply.
And obligatory expenses to reduce fuel consumption.
Eligible range for 2018
The MAN De-minimis funding program provides domestic fleet operators and all others owning or possessing heavy goods vehicles with a comprehensive range of government-funded measures to enhance safety, efficiency and sustainability in heavy goods traffic. Save money and reap the financial advantages by equipping your vehicle with a range of efficiency-boosting systems. In the process, you can also secure up to 80% government subsidies for eligible training and in-service training measures, to bring your driving and loading personnel up to speed with the very latest technical developments.