Ordinance On State Grants For The Pilot Scheme For Electric Vehicles

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om statstilskud til forsøgsordning for elbiler

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Ordinance on State grants for the pilot scheme for electric vehicles

Under text annotation nr. 104 ad § 29.24.08 on the finance bill for 2008 is fixed: § 1. The Danish Energy Agency can grant State subsidy of funds in the budget bill for a pilot scheme for the use of electric cars in limited fleets of cars.

§ 2. In this Ordinance for the purposes of the following: 1) Car: Motor vehicle that is equipped with four or more wheels or belts, rollers, runners or the like, as well as motor vehicle on three wheels whose unladen weight exceeds 400 kg.

2) electric car: Electric car, as exclusively driven by power charged from the mains, which can be approved and registered. Light four-wheel cars (quadricycles approved pursuant to Directive 2002/24/EC) shall not be considered as cars in this Ordinance.

3) Fleet owner: owner of the fleet of cars.

§ 3. The Danish Energy Agency provides grants to projects which aim to implement testing and trials with the operation of a fleet of electric vehicles for a longer period of time for the purpose of gathering experience on technical, organisational, economic and environmental aspects of the use of electric vehicles under 1) practicalities and 2) supply of electric vehicles with electricity as the propellant.

(2). Grants shall be granted mainly for the trials of passenger cars and small vans, but can also be granted to a limited extent to experiment with other types of electric vehicles, URf.eks. larger vans, buses or trucks, if the experiment can contribute with experience of general interest relating to the conditions referred to in paragraph 1.

(3). Subsidies in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be granted mainly for 1) vehicle owner for the purchase of electric vehicles, additional costs necessary 2) fleet owner's expenditure necessary for charging facilities and 3) fleet owner's expenditure necessary for the experimental elements.

(4). Experimental items referred to in paragraph 3, no. 3, includes, among other things.

1) collection of data common to all projects, URf.eks. on driving patterns, energy consumption, time profiles for charging, the interaction between power system and electric vehicles, etc., 2) lessons about the technologies used in each project, including in relation to the type of vehicle, batteries, ladesystem, measurement systems, etc. and 3) Compendium on matters relating to each project, URf.eks. regarding user behaviour, including user behavior in a gender perspective, correlation between driving patterns and charging needs, safety, impact on the local environment, etc.

(5). Subsidies may also be granted following a call for projects, which aims to implement cross-cutting analyses or to support the implementation of the pilot scheme, including joint data collection and monitoring.

(6). The DEA may provide a method for the estimation of necessary additional costs as mentioned in paragraph 3, no. 1, and necessary expenses as referred to in paragraph 3, no. 2 and 3.

§ 4. Grants may be awarded to fleet owners, which is 1) public authorities, companies or institutions or 2) private companies, organisations or institutions.

(2). The Danish Energy Agency may decide, to be granted to an authority, company, organisation or institution covered by paragraph 1, which operates a fleet of cars that are leased or rented. It is a prerequisite that the authority, company, organisation or institution has leased or rented cars in the fleet, the electric vehicles will be included in before the 4. December 2008, see. However, paragraph 3.

(3). In exceptional cases, be granted to an authority, business, organization, or institution that does not have leased or rented cars in the fleet, the electric vehicles will be included in before the 4. December 2008, provided that the project decisive study of scheme complements the collection of experiences and knowledge about electric cars.

(4). Grants under section 3, paragraph 5, can be granted to applicants who are not fleet owners.

§ 5. The Danish Energy Authority is carrying out a public notice inviting applications for grants for projects and lays down the requirements for the applications.

(2). At the same time with the Danish Energy Agency publishes a call for applications, what conditions applicants must explain in the application. That can be fixed including the requirement that the application should contain an explanation of the 1) the content of the project, timetable and organisation, including participants ' competencies, 2) what are the forward-looking, practical experience, which is expected to be achieved, 3) practical and technical experiments, which are assumed to be implemented, 4) proposal for management of potential risks of the project, 5) budget for eligible costs and 6) the dissemination and publication of the results of the project.

(3). Conditions referred to in paragraph 2 must, among other things, describes from a gender and equality perspective and a working environmental perspective where appropriate.

(4). In the context of the call for applications shall fix the DEA requirements for drawing up the budget, without prejudice to article. (2). 5. Paragraph 5. DEA announces closing date for the submission of applications, requirements concerning information to be supplied in the application, and the form requirement, for example, the use of an application form and instructions for this on the Administration website.

(6). Grant application will be sent electronically to the DEA, ens@ens.dk, convened as referred to in paragraph 1.

(7). Formal requirements and time limits must be indicated in the request. If non-compliance with the formal requirements or a period of time can cause an application to be rejected without admissible, it shall also be indicated in the request.

§ 6. The Danish Energy Agency decides on commitments on the basis of received applications for grants for projects. The Danish Energy Agency will in the decision put the emphasis on the projects ' expected cost-effectiveness and overall value for the provision of information on those in section 3, paragraph 1, the said conditions.

(2). The DEA may in connection with the call for applications, see. § 5, specify the criteria for the award of grants.

(3). Commitment is accompanied by conditions on the implementation of the project, including that the beneficiary of 1) on request, the Danish Energy Authority shall communicate all information that is necessary for the Agency's monitoring and checking that the terms of the undertaking have been complied with, without prejudice. § 9, and 2) reports back to the experience, results and evaluation of forward-looking perspectives on the project to the Danish Energy Agency.

(4). If the DEA estimates that there are more qualified projects than there are earmarked appropriation to the Agency can propose projects, limited or coordinated.

(5). Commitment is conditional on the recipient within one month from the date of the undertaking in writing to accept the conditions laid down for the undertaking.

§ 7. The Danish Energy Authority shall designate a supervisory group who can advise the DEA. Follow the Group Energy Agency as President and has representatives from the Danish Energy Agency, Road Agency, the environmental protection agency and relevant institutions and organizations.

§ 8. The Danish Energy Agency shall decide on the disbursement of grants at the request of the beneficiary, on the basis of project accounting and documentation of costs incurred and, subject to the project or the part of the project, which sought payment for, are implemented as specified in the application and the terms of the undertaking.

§ 9. The Danish Energy Agency supervision and control, to the beneficiary complies with the terms of the undertaking. The DEA can including direct that accounts for eligible activities must be audited by a chartered or certified accountant.

§ 10. Grants under this Ordinance be repealed in whole or in part, if 1) the beneficiary has made false or misleading information or omission of information of importance in connection with the decision on commitments and disbursement of grants, see. section 6, paragraph 1, and section 8, or during the course of the project, 2) conditions for undertakings, without prejudice. section 6 (3) and (5) are not complied with, or (3)) the project is not completed within the time limit laid down in the decision on commitments, see. section 6 (1).

(2). In the context of a decision on the cancellation of subsidies in accordance with paragraph 1 may provide that the DEA paid allowance must be repaid in whole or in part.

§ 11. The Danish Energy Authority's decision on the commitment and payment of the financial contribution referred to in article 6. section 6, paragraph 1, and section 8, may not be appealed to any other administrative authority.

§ 12. The notice shall enter into force on 4 February. December 2008.

Ministry of climate and energy, the 28. November 2008 Connie Hedegaard/Ib L