Making electric mobility attractive: That is the goal of the Electric Mobility Act (EmoG – Elektromobilitätsgesetz). It enables municipalities to provide incentives for electric vehicles, such as free parking or special lanes. The new implementation guide by NOW GmbH gives a practical explanation on how municipalities can implement the instruments of the EmoG in a legally compliant manner.

The Electric Mobility Act has been in force since 2015. It gives municipalities the necessary legal certainty when setting up privileges for e-vehicles. The aim is to promote the use of locally emission-free drive systems and thereby make a contribution to achieving the climate targets. Municipalities that use the instruments of the EmoG record higher registration rates of electric vehicles – this is shown by the results of the survey of municipalities that NOW GmbH conducts every three years on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport.

The new NOW GmbH guide, which was produced in cooperation with e-mobil BW, Noerr and the Institut Stadt|Mobilität|Energie (ISME), shows which instruments the EmoG offers and how to use them. Topics include the exemption from parking fees at public charging points, the provision of dedicated public parking space for vehicles with E-licence plates, special access or transit rights on roads and the use of special lanes.

Download “Guide to the Electric Mobility Act” (“Leitfaden zum Elektromobilitätsgesetz” (PDF))