Demonstration Fund "Vehicle and Transport of the Future" implemented by the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)

Last updated: 27 November 2019

This Framework Agreement replaces the Convention Agreement of 8 December 2010 signed between the French State and the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) for the programme "Vehicle of the future".

The main objectives pursued through the implementation of this program are to promote the development of innovative, sustainable technologies, infrastructure solutions and organisations in the field of lroad and maritime transport. It aims to strengthen the competitiveness of related industries, and the development of suystainable mobility technologies and uses generating significant reductions in energy consumption, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as well as safety and security improvements.

The total contribution of the French State amounts to 1 150 M€ (1/3) and aims to leverage 2 300 M€ (2/3) in private and research funding.

Pillar 1 of the fund is dedicated to technologies and services for passenger or commercial road transport, pillar 2 to rail transport and pillar 3 to maritime and fluvial transport.

Pillar 1 includes:

  • Technologies and innovations that improve vehicle performance, including motorized 2-wheelers to heavy vehicles, and in particular those capable of delivering fuel consumption of private vehicles of less than 2 liters of fuel per hundred kilometers by 2020;
  • The development of new technology solutions integrating the various elements of: vehicle / service / infrastructure or autonomous vehicles;
  • The development of technology solutions enabling innovative mobility solutions for people and goods.

Pillar 1 therefore encompasses research and demonstration projects for charging and EV fleets in urban areas.

Approved projects can obtain funding of up to EUR 200,000, equivalent to up to 50% of the eligible costs and for projects with total minimum costs of EUR 400,000.

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End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses