The Evangelical Lutheran Hamburg-West/Südholstein church district, with its parishes and organisations, is the first church institution in Germany to create a local electric mobility concept under the “Electric mobility at the local level” funding guideline of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

In cooperation with the HafenCity University of Hamburg, the twelve month research project is to determine the potential of electric mobility in the church district and contribute to CO2-neutral mobility by the year 2050.

The research project will examine how different electric mobility structures can be established and expanded in the church district. This includes developing charging infrastructure, using electric vehicles and possible collaborations, for example with e-carsharing providers. To evaluate the potential of using electric mobility more accurately, the HafenCity University of Hamburg is carrying our site assessments and surveying staff members on their mobility behaviour and acceptance of electric mobility. Research results will be compiled in a practical guide and made available to church parishes and organisations.

The development of the mobility concept will be funded by the BMVI under the “Electric mobility at the local level” funding guideline in the amount of around 80,000 euro. The implementation of the funding guideline will be coordinated by the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH).