With the “Electromobility Model Regions” funding programme, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) supports cross-sectoral cooperation of industry, science and the public sector, in order to advance the development of infrastructure and to integrate electromobility in everyday life. The funding of electromobility is thus seen as a cross-cutting task for the different action areas. What do future users expect from the different electric vehicles? How can electromobility complement local public transport? What should the charging infrastructure look like? Issues about transport policy will be raised as well as questions about future energy supply, research policy and regional planning and urban development.
For this reason several model regions were created which, with different approaches and focuses, are dedicating themselves to these questions. Seven supra-regional platforms facilitate the exchange of experiences and interlinking over the longer term.
NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology coordinates these tasks on behalf of the Federal Government. The focus point is the concept of sustainable mobility for our society. The battery-operated electric car will make a significant contribution to this end.
The programme was issued in two waves: the Electromobility Model Regions (2009 - 2011) and the Show Windows Electromobility (Schaufenster Elektromobilität). While the Model Regions follow more an exploratory approach, the Show Windows shall demonstrate technical and economic feasibility of electromobility concepts.
The 9 Model Regions (Modellregionen) and Show Windows (Schaufenster) constitute funding programmes themselves organised in several sub-projects. The regions are:
- Modellregion Hamburg
- Modellregion Bremen/Oldenburg
- Schaufenster Niedersachsen
- Modellregion Rhein-Ruhr
- Modellregion Rhein-Main
The following projects under the programme Show Windows Electromobility are closely related to the Electromobility Model Regions:
The programme Electromobility Model Regions is part of the 500 million euros programme for supporting electromobility defined in the Economic Stimulus Programme II (Konjunkturprogramme). Funded institutions need to proof the market stimulation capabilities of projects.