Wissing: “We are making e-cars more affordable”
The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is supporting companies, associations and clubs in electrifying their vehicle fleets. Today, a new funding call begins for the procurement of electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure under the Electric Mobility funding guideline.
Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing said: “We are making great progress in the ramp-up of electric mobility. There are already more than one million purely electric cars on the roads. We want to keep up this pace and are providing targeted support to companies, associations and municipalities electrifying their fleets. Our funding is making e-cars more affordable and we’re also financing the required charging infrastructure, thereby lowering the barriers to entry.”
The added costs incurred in buying an electric vehicle compared to a conventional vehicle with a combustion engine will be funded up to 50 per cent (incl. SME bonus). In addition, the charging infrastructure required for the operation of the respective vehicle will be subsidized, provided that the vehicles are 100 per cent powered with electricity generated from renewable energies. Passenger cars and light vehicles are eligible for funding. Projects between 15,000 euros and 1 million euros (net) per company, association or club can be funded. Applications may be submitted until 20 April 2023. A total of 14 million euros is available in funding.
On 21 April, a separate funding call for local authorities and publicly-owned institutions will be issued, which will fund 40 per cent of added costs. If the vehicles are used over the course of public services provision, for example in the area of energy and water supply as well as waste disposal, applications may be made for 90 per cent funding of added investment costs. Projects starting at 21,000 euros up to 1 million euros (net) per applying institution will be considered. The vehicles must also be powered with electricity from renewable energies. In total, 10 million euros are available in funding for this purpose. Applications may be submitted until 8 June 2023.
All documents and information on the funding guideline and the calls can be found on the website of Project Management Jülich (PtJ) and programme company NOW GmbH:
Answers to the most frequently-asked questions can be found online:
Online seminar on the funding call
In an online seminar on 27 March 2023 at 1pm, NOW GmbH and Project Management Jülich (PtJ) will explain in detail the content of the funding call for companies, associations and clubs and answer any questions. A second date will be scheduled shortly for states, municipalities and publicly-owned institutions.