In 2007 the Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs announced a subsidy fund to encourage a shift to the use of cleaner vehicles in the heavy goods transport sector. The fund was launched with EUR 100m, with a further EUR 85m added in May 2008. Vehicle buyers can choose between cheaper loans or direct grants of up to EUR 4 250 per truck. Vehicles must meet the EUs Euro V or EEV Class 1 emission standards. Incentives to buy even cleaner Euro VI vehicles will be available once the latest standard is incorporated into German law.