02.09.2016

Dobrindt: More e-vehicles for local public transport and commercial transport

As of now project ideas for practical research and demonstration projects for the promotion of battery-electric electric mobility can be submitted to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

The next step in the promotion of electric mobility: From now on project ideas for practical research and demonstration projects for the promotion of battery-electric electric mobility can be submitted to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt: “Electric Mobility has great potential – particularly in local public transport and urban commercial transport. We should exploit this potential. Therefore with an annual budget of 30 million euro, we are supporting innovative ideas which demonstrate how electric mobility can be further developed and vehicle and system costs reduced. This is an important step in making electric mobility suitable for everyday use and in bringing e-vehicles onto the road nationwide.

Funding priorities of the new call are research and demonstration projects in the following areas:

  • Local public transport with a focus on battery busses including charging technology
  • Goods and commercial transport as well as city logistics
  • Integration of renewable energies in the transport sector as well as interlinking of charging infrastructure and electric vehicles
  • Shipping as well as special transport, e.g. at airports, harbours and logistics centres

Commercial enterprises, universities, non-university research institutes, regional authorities and charitable organisations are eligible to apply. In order to promote application-oriented research, project proposals will be favoured which directly integrate manufacturers, operators and end users of vehicles and charging infrastructure, component manufacturers, energy suppliers as well as transport operators. Municipal companies or private companies in the municipal environment may also submit applications.

The submission deadline is 29 October 2016.

The overall coordination of the funding measure and management of the programmatic accompanying research will be undertaken by the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW). The BMVI has commissioned the Projektträger Jülich (PtJ) with the implementation of the funding measure.

All relevant documents pertaining to submitting project applications can be found on the easyonline portal of the German government: https://foerderportal.bund.de/easyonline.

Please also note the additional instructions on the second call. You can find the research programme of the BMVI and the relevant funding areas on the easyonline portal under the following titles:

  • Funding measure: Electric mobility project funding of the BMVI
  • Funding area: Research and development projects