On 5 May 2018, the Electric Mobility Roadshow (Roadshow Elektromobilität) of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) provided visitors to the Automeile in Riesa with information on CO2-free mobility.
During the roadshow, citizens learn about the contribution electric mobility can make towards climate protection, air pollution control, noise protection and new traffic concepts. Information on government support for vehicles and charging infrastructure is available to traders, private individuals and municipal representatives. Numerous car dealerships from the local area also made battery-powered and hybrid vehicles available for visitors to try out and experience first-hand.
Anne Wurm, Programme Manager Charging Infrastructure at NOW, handed over the “Electric Mobility Starter Set” (Starterset Elektromobilität) to Riesa’s Lord Mayor Marco Müller on behalf of the BMVI and NOW. The information package contains practical recommendations for action for local authorities on matters relating to the development and further expansion of local electric mobility and is an acknowledgement of the commitment of the municipalities. In addition to the information available on site, the www.starterset-elektromobilität.de internet platform (in German only) assists those wishing to become involved in the topic. Here, municipalities can obtain diverse impulses, practical examples and planning aids to get started on the subject of alternative mobility – battery-powered or with hydrogen and fuel cells.
The aim of the Electric Mobility Roadshow is to inform citizens about the subject of electric mobility in Germany and to support local authorities in getting involved in electric mobility. The Electric Mobility Roadshow is being undertaken by NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. The Electric Mobility Roadshow has already stopped in over 70 cities throughout Germany since 2014. It also provides information on the funding programmes of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure: the funding guideline for charging infrastructure, the funding guideline for local electric mobility and the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).