On 22 November 2018, Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, presented additional subsidy notes amounting to around 50 million euros for municipal electric mobility projects. The funding is granted under the “Clean air emergency programme 2017-2020”.

Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer said: “We want better air in our cities. For this alone we are investing more than 50 million euros for municipal electric mobility projects. 2,000 e-vehicles and over 1,100 charging facilities can become operational this way. We are thus providing more appealing mobility options and further advancing electric mobility in cities. Under the federal programme for charging infrastructure, proposals for over 15,000 charging points have been approved and therefore the number of existing charging points has been more than doubled, which constitutes a huge success. We want to build on this success – proposals can be submitted again from today.”

By the end of the year, all applications submitted under the emergency programme of the electric mobility funding guideline of the BMVI, totalling 175 million euros, will be decided upon. This could see the authorisation of more than 7,500 e-vehicles.

The funding is part of the “Clean air emergency programme 2017-2020”. The federal government launched the programme at the second municipal summit on 28 November 2017, thereby allocating 1 billion euros for municipalities impacted by EU limit values. Aside from measures for the electrification of urban traffic and the construction of charging infrastructure (393 million euros), the focus of the emergency programme is also measures for the digitalisation of the transport system (500 million euros) as well as the retrofitting of public transport diesel buses with exhaust after-treatment systems (107 million euros).