As of immediately, municipalities as well as municipal and commercial companies can again submit applications for the procurement of electric vehicles. A special emphasis is being given to strengthening municipal and commercial fleets such as company cars, taxis in addition to mobility and sharing services that achieve significant environmental benefits through the use of renewable energy and high mileage rates. The application period runs until 31 March, 2021.

Eligible vehicles include those in the M1, L2e, L5e, L6e and L7e classes of electric vehicles, as well as the charging infrastructure required to operate these vehicles. 20 million euros are available as part of this call – half of which is reserved for projects by local authorities. The possible funding rate for commercially active companies is between 40% and 60%. In a municipal context, a funding rate of up to 90% is possible. The maximum grant per applicant and project is capped at two million euros.

Applications must be submitted to the Projektträger Jülich project management organisation via the easyonline portal. Projektträger Jülich and NOW GmbH can be contacted via email and telephone should any questions arise regarding the submission of applications or the programmatic support of the Electric Mobility funding guideline.

This funding call is the second following the release of the new Electric Mobility funding guideline at the end of 2020 (first call: Electric Mobility R&D Projects – Fastlane). In a subsequent call, electric mobility concepts will also be supported at a later date. Overall, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has been supporting the market preparation and market ramp-up of electric mobility in Germany since 2015. The additional funds now at hand were made available through the Federal Government’s Future Package (“Zukunftspaket”).

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NOW Online Seminar: Procurement of Battery Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

on Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm

With the Electric Mobility funding guideline of 14 December 2020, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure supports, among other things, the procurement of electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure required for their operation with the aim of increasing the number of vehicles and the supply of charging infrastructure in terms of the continued market ramp-up of electric mobility.

In our online seminar, we will delve into the details of the new funding call. We subsequently take the time to answer your questions.