Local public transport is considered one of the most important factors when it comes to quality of life - in cities, metropolitan regions and in the countryside. However, operating the buses, trams and other means of transport required for this is cost-intensive. In addition, local authorities and operators will face major challenges in the coming years:
In order to contribute to the achievement of the emission targets set, the above-mentioned factors lead to a high and cost-intensive investment requirement. For example, low-emission or zero-emission buses must be purchased with new types of drive (battery or hydrogen-powered). In addition to the high acquisition costs for vehicles, further substantial investments in infrastructure are required. In the case of e-buses, this may include investments in the charging infrastructure or, in the case of hydrogen-powered buses, the necessary filling stations for hydrogen as an energy carrier.
In order to minimise capital expenditure, more and more transport companies and bus operators are turning to the alternative financing form of leasing to finance their bus and train fleets. Financing by means of leasing allows you to acquire a modern, efficient fleet of vehicles while maintaining or even expanding your own scope for action and financing. Due to the time limit and flexibility, leasing contracts are also ideal for constantly renewing fleets and keeping pace with technical progress. In addition to leasing as a form of financing, Deutsche Leasing also offers classic credit financing, which in turn is characterised by particularly long-term fixed interest rates.
With our many years of experience in financing public transport projects, we offer expert advice and attractive financing solutions. Our knowledge of the European and German framework conditions for the award of contracts, as well as the investment properties and their value development and the special features of the industry, lead to individual customer requirements, which we are happy to meet. This may also include the integration of subsidy programmes as well as the integration prior to investment grants.
Deutsche Leasing is the competence centre for leasing and factoring within the Sparkasse Finance Group. This is why we work in partnership with the local savings banks in our financing solutions for public transport.