NOW is dedicated to networks. That’s why we bring communal authorities and associations from the municipal sector together. NOW ensures a multilateral exchange of knowledge and enables direct dialogue. After all, municipalities are a major driving force in the implementation of electric mobility: They know the requirements and the local stakeholders and can themselves assume a pioneering role.
Electric mobility has the potential to make the transport system more environmentally friendly and to improve the quality of life in municipalities by reducing local emissions and noise. The topic of electric mobility is an important topic in German municipalities: electric mobility is considered being of major importance for two thirds of the municipalities, over 80 percent are active in the field, and further ten percent are involved in planning activities (results from the NOW City Survey).
Municipalities play an important role in the market ramp-up of electric mobility. Cities and districts therefore have the opportunity to assume a pioneering and exemplary role in the field of electric mobility: They maintain direct contact with their citizens and the local economy and are able to promote and implement electric mobility in various ways, for example, in their own administrative departments or in municipal organisations. Moreover, they can help to establish conditions that make electric mobility more attractive not only for local companies, but also for citizens.
Working together in municipal networks promotes the development and expansion of expertise in the areas of alternative drives and fuels. The aim is to provide municipalities with support and specific practical measures for the development of comprehensive mobility strategies. These are prepared drawing on content from the federal government’s funding programmes on the subject of electric mobility with batteries and fuel cells, charging infrastructure and the mobility and fuels strategy, and aligned with the requirements of the municipalities. Appropriate activities such as webinars, workshops and conferences will be made available for the dissemination and discussion of the content in order to ensure the transfer of knowledge. In addition, an information service for municipalities and regions will be provided on a needs-related basis to inform about events for municipalities, important publications, news from the Electric Mobility Starter Set (Starterset Elektromobilität) as well as other interesting tools and practical examples.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs (BMI), NOW GmbH is currently setting up an office to establish a cross-state network for improving mobility in rural areas.
The network, which NOW GmbH has established for the National Competence Network for Sustainable Mobility, will thus grow and also focus on the topics of the model project MogLeb (“Improving Mobility in Rural Areas to Create Equal Living Conditions”).
NOW GmbH is thus the first point of contact for mobility issues in urban and rural areas and supports the ministries in their networking activities. The BBSR (Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development) contributes expertise in the area of rural mobility.
NOW GmbH is supporting the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in the further development of the National Competence Network for Mobility (NaKoMo). The network is comprised of the federal government, states and municipalities. In the context of the immediate action programme: ‘Clean air 2017-2020’, it was established to exchange information and share experiences in order to shape the establishment of sustainable mobility more efficiently in the municipalities and roll it out more rapidly.
For further information visit: www.nakomo.de
Modern, zero-emission mobility is an essential part of livable cities and municipalities.
The Electric Mobility Starter Set provides practical tips and recommendations on how municipalities and local authorities can become involved in electric mobility and develop it.
The Electric Mobility Roadmap and practical modules get you on your way – from the initial idea right through to sustainable integration in cities and communities.
Start with your Electric Mobility Roadmap (in German): www.starterset-elektromobilität.de
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure’s roadshow on electric mobility tours throughout Germany with an information stand for everyone interested in CO2-free mobility.
We explain to the public how electric mobility can contribute to climate protection and air pollution control while also discussing opportunities and its suitability for everyday use.
More information on dates and contact details can be found (in German) at: www.roadshow-elektromobilität.de
Municipalities and regions are implementing environmental and transport concepts on a local level. They have access to numerous regulatory instruments in the transport planning and management area. They mark areas for the development of infrastructure for alternative fuels and together with municipal companies, have fleets and car pools at their disposal.
Depending on their individual starting point, subsidising hydrogen regions in Germany should motivate municipalities and regions in a targeted way to develop their initial ideas for integrated concepts, put their plans into more concrete terms and work out these plans or implement them with the aid of the federal government. The varying levels of knowledge and experience in the different regions is taken into account in the funding process, as all regions should have the opportunity to become hydrogen regions.
Funding for regions and municipalities ranges therefore from support for awareness campaigns or the initial organisation of actors’ involvement (HyStarter), creating integrated concepts and in-depth analyses (HyExperts), to taking the step of being able to procure actual applications and implementing those concepts (HyPerformer).
Besides maintaining ongoing dialogue with the municipalities, the municipal network also ensures that regular exchange takes place with the leading municipal associations: The Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag), the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (Deutscher Städte- und Gemeindebund), the German Association of Regional Districts (Deutscher Landkreistag), the Association of German Transport Companies (Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen) as well as the Association of Municipal Companies (Verband der kommunalen Unternehmen). These exchanges take place twice a year at NOW. Moreover, discussions also take place on municipal topics, in order to incorporate the areas of urban mobility and the Clean Air Immediate Action Programme (Sofortprogramm Saubere Luft).