The intention of Transnova is to give financial benefit to good environmental projects which will speed up the increased use of alternative fuels such as second generation bio fuel, electricity and hydrogen. Transnova will advance better solutions to the environmental problems within the transport sector.
The objective of Transnova is to develop policy instruments and measures to reduce greenhouse gases and other environmental pollution caused by the transport sector.
The Ministry tasked the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to lead the programme. The management work is performed by Vegdirektoratet's technology department in Trondheim. The goal is that the project will become a permanent arrangement when the three-year trial period is over.
50 million NOK (kroner) is earmarked for the establishment of the charging points in 2009, aimed at improving the infrastructure for electric cars. Grants will be for the establishment of the charging points, not operation and maintenance. Systems should correspond well with the local authorities' parking policy. All costs must be documented before grants are paid. The subsidy is to be regarded as support from the state.