Federal Office of Transport (FOT) | Energy Strategy 2050 for public transport


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Date 30.06.2022  
Category Call for proposal
Public transport is very energy-efficient: for equal transport capacities, public transport uses three times less energy than motorised private transport. In freight transport, it is up to ten times more efficient to transport goods by rail than by road. By taking on a larger part of the traffic volume, public transport can increase the energy efficiency of the entire transport sector.

The Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT) has launched the Energy Strategy for Public Transport 2050 (ESPT 2050) programme. Its goals are to:
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Opt out of nuclear energy
  • Reduce CO2 emissions
  • Produce renewable energy

The programme has three main approaches:
  • Develop incentive systems and promote the implementation of measures.
  • Establish a solid evidence base, foster the exchange of information and increase coordination.
  • Identify, finance and support innovative projects.

The Federal Office of Transport (FOT) provides funding for projects that contribute to the goals of the ESPT 2050 programme. Various projects are considered:
  • Research and innovation projects
  • Pilot projects
  • Communication of good practice examples
  • Acquisition and transfer of know-how
  • Innovative business models

Funding: no upper limit
  • FOT support is limited to 40% (exceptionally 60%) of the project costs.

Submission process:
  • The applicant responds to the call using the "Declaration of Interest" form (in French or German) and submits a project idea to the FOT ([email protected])
  • Applications may be submitted in German or French.
  • The FOT assesses the project idea and gives its OK and advice for the next step or rejects the project idea.
  • The applicant submits a project plan (maximum 15 pages + annexes, incluant un résumé).

Next Deadlines: 30 June 2022

For more information and application, please have a look at FOT call webpage, the application procedure (in French), the Declaration of Interest form (in French), the project plan guidelines (in French),  and past project examples.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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