An agreement was signed in April 2000 between the Swedish government and the vehicle manufacturing companies in Sweden. This joint government and industry programme is a five-year R&D programme aimed at the development of new technology to minimise the environemental impact of cars and heavy vehicles. There are several subprogrammes, including on advanced combustion technology, fuel-cell technology and electric-hybrid vehicles. The total budget for the programme period 2000-2005 is SKr 1,800 million. Public funding is SKr 500 million.