2nd funding call of immediate action programme for clean air 2017-2020 (Sofortprogramm „Saubere Luft 2017 – 2020“) on the procurement of electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure necessary for their operation

Berlin/Stuttgart 27th March 2019 – Under the immediate action programme for clean air 2017-2020, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is supporting municipalities that are particularly impacted by NOx, including assisting them convert to battery-electric drives. The procurement of electric vehicles will be funded as well as the charging infrastructure necessary for their operation. Applications may be submitted until 13 May 2019. Non-bureaucratic application and approval procedures will accelerate implementation of the funding measures and thus ensure a rapid effect.

The focus of the current funding call is municipal vehicle fleets, fleets with a dense inner city transport volume and local public transport. The commercial use of electric vehicles (including in the taxi industry, delivery services, car-sharing, for craftspeople as well as nursing and homecare services) will also be funded, as long as the municipality concerned confirms that the vehicle procurement is part of a municipal electric mobility concept. The procurement of vehicles through lessors is eligible for funding in principle.

With the immediate action programme for clean air (Sofortprogramm „Saubere Luft“), the federal government has launched a package of measures for better air in German cities. With the additional 500 million euros allocated on 3 December 2018, this comprises a total of 1.5 billion euros. Measures will be supported on the electrification of city transport, on digitalisation of transport systems as well as retrofitting of diesel buses in local public transport. The BMVI is making 90 million euros available for the current funding call on the procurement of electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure over the course of the electric mobility funding guideline.

With the “BMVI Electric Mobility Funding Guideline”, the BMVI supports the procurement of electric vehicles, the development of charging infrastructure and the formulation of municipal electric mobility concepts as well as application-oriented research and demonstration projects. NOW GmbH coordinates the programme on behalf of the federal government.

The funding guideline and the call are both now available on the homepages of NOW GmbH and Projektträger Jülich (PtJ):