The Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) is supporting companies, associations, and clubs in the electrification of their vehicle fleets with a new funding call for the procurement of electric vehicles and the associated charging infrastructure as part of the Electric Mobility funding guideline.
Funding of up to 50 percent (including SME bonus) is provided for the additional costs incurred when purchasing an electric vehicle compared to a reference vehicle with a combustion engine. The associated charging infrastructure is also subsidized. The condition is that the vehicles are powered by 100 percent electricity from renewable sources.
Eligible for funding are passenger cars and light vehicles. Funding is available for projects from 15,000 euros to 1 million euros (net) per company, association, or club. A total of 14 million euros in funding is available. Applications can be submitted until 20 April 2023.
On 21 April, a special call for funding will be launched for local authorities and public institutions. If the vehicles are used in the course of the provision of public services (e.g., in the area of energy and water supply or waste disposal), funding of 90 percent of the additional investment costs can be applied for. Funding is available for projects from 21,000 euros up to 1 million euros (net) per applying institution. These vehicles must also be powered by 100 per cent electricity from renewable sources. A total of 10 million euros in funding is available. Applications can be submitted until 8 June 2023.
“We are making great progress in the ramp-up of electric mobility. There are already more than one million purely electric cars on the roads", says Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing. "We want to keep up this pace and are providing targeted support to companies, associations and municipalities electrifying their fleets. Our funding is making e-cars more affordable and we’re also financing the required charging infrastructure, thereby lowering the barriers to entry.”
All documents and information on the funding guideline and the calls can be found on the website of Project Management Jülich (PtJ) and programme company NOW GmbH.