The Showcase Regions for Electric Mobility
In 2011 the federal government made a decision to undertake steps to support electric mobility. Therefore, the Federal Government implemented a promotional programme called “Electric Mobility Showcase”. In selected regions the technologies have been integrated into large scale demonstration and pilot plans to give the project visibility. Through close cooperation between industry, science, and central government, innovative elements of electric mobility have been tested. The programme generated public awareness and increased national and international demand.
In 2012 the federal government selected the following showcase projects based on recommendations made by an independent specialist jury:
• Living Lab BWe mobil (Baden-Württemberg)
• International Showcase of Electric Mobility (Berlin-Brandenburg)
• Our Horsepower Turns Electric (Niedersachsen)
• Electromobility Connects (Bavaria-Saxony)
In the 4 showcase regions about 140 projects were supported by the federal and state governments as well as other participants from 2012 to 2015. The showcase programme was managed as an inter-departmental project by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), including the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). These funded the programme to the amount of Euro 180 Mio. The total amount of investment for the Federally supported projects, including project involvement by other partners, amounts to almost Euro 300 Mio.