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.

The Showcase Regions

Living Lab BWe mobil (Baden-Württemberg)

Baden-Württemberg has developed into a pioneering region for sustainable mobility. In addition to the top cluster Electric Mobility South-West, the state also contained the “Living Lab BWe” showcase. The showcase project network with more than 100 participants from business, science, and central government focused on the question of how electric mobility can now be integrated into our traffic systems and everyday lives. The application-orientated mobility solutions and their economic potential have been tested in practice.

Approximately 40 projects focused their activities on the region of Stuttgart and the city of Karlsruhe. Of these 24 were federally promoted, 7 associated and 13 were promoted by the state. By 2015 about 2000 electrical vehicles have been in operation and more than 1000 charging points were installed. The projects dealt with following topics: intermodality, fleets, commercial traffic, energy, infrastructure, ICT, residency and electric mobility, town and traffic planning, vehicle technology, communication and participation, training and qualifications as well as over-lapping research.

The showcase “Living Lab BWe mobile” has been promoted by the federal government to the amount of approx. Euro 45 Mio. In addition, further electric mobility projects have been promoted by the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Stuttgart region. Associated companies provided additional project funds.

More information about the Baden-Württemberg showcase and its projects can be found on the following website:

Showcase Baden-Württemberg


Project Coordination Baden-Württemberg Showcase

e-mobil BW GmbH
Leuschnerstraße 45
70176 Stuttgart
phone: +49 (0)711 / 892385-0
fax: +49 (0)711 / 892385-49


Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart (WRS) GmbH
Friedrichstraße 10
70174 Stuttgart
phone: +49 (0)711 / 22 835-0
fax: +49 (0)711 / 22 835-55


Bavaria and Saxony already demonstrated the entire value-added chain from development and production of the drive battery to series production of electric vehicles to the inclusion of vehicles in energy and traffic systems. In the “Electric Mobility Connects” showcase, more than 100 project participants from both states cooperated to develop economically feasible business models for electric mobility. The participants involved considered electric mobility to be a comprehensive system consisting of innovative vehicle technologies, sustainable traffic and mobility concepts including sustainable energy systems.

Approximately 40 projects worked around the interfaces of electrical vehicle energy systems and traffic concepts which have been structured into five areas of focus, namely, long-distance, urban, and rural mobility, international connections, and training including further training. Thereby 26 projects and 1 associated project have been promoted by the federal government and a further 10 projects by the states.

The “Electric Mobility Connects” showcase was promoted by the federal government to the sum of about Euro 39 Mio. In addition, other projects involved in electric mobility have been promoted by the states of Bavaria and Saxony to the amount of Euro 15 Mio. each. Furthermore, some involved companies injected project funds.

More information about the Bavaria-Saxony showcase and its projects can be found on the following website.

Showcase Bavaria-Saxony


Project Coordination Bavaria-Saxony Showcase

Bayern Innovativ
Gesellschaft für Innovation und Wissenstransfer mbH
Gewerbemuseumsplatz 2
90403 Nürnberg
Dr. Johann Schwenk
phone: +49 (0)911 / 20671-215
fax: +49 (0)911 20671-792


Sächsische Energieagentur - SAENA GmbH
Pirnaische Straße 9
01069 Dresden
Cathleen Klötzing
phone: +49 (0)351 / 4910-3166
fax: +49 (0)351/4910-3155

International Showcase of Electromobility (Berlin-Brandenburg)

Berlin holds a leading position in Germany in the practical applications of electromobility, whereas Brandenburg plays a leading role in sustainable energy production. It is Berlin-Brandenburg’s ambition to become an internationally recognised showcase for the development, testing and application of electromobility.

In more than 20 federally promoted projects, including 2 associated projects and 9 state projects focusing on driving, charging, storing, and networking, electromobility becoame tangible and visible. Networking has been a special point of focus. Traffic offers such as public transport or car sharing were coordinated with each other and connected to an intelligent power grid which was primarily supplied by the Brandenburg wind turbines.

The Berlin-Brandenburg showcase received funding of Euro 37 Mio. from the federal government. In addition, the states of Berlin and Brandenburg funded the showcase projects with Euro 19 Mio., and companies contributed approximately Euro 35 Mio.

More information about the Berlin-Brandenburg showcase and its projects can be found on the following website:

Showcase Berlin-Brandenburg


Project Coordination Berlin-Brandenburg Showcase

Berliner Agentur für Elektromobilität eMO
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Fasanenstraße 85
10623 Berlin
phone: +49 30 46302-351
fax: +49 30 39980-239

Our horsepower becomes electric (Niedersachsen)

The Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg metropolitan region is one of the most important locations of the mobility business. The development of future-oriented mobility is of vital importance to the region. Therefore 200 participants from business, science, state and municipalities cooperated in the Niedersachsen showcase project in an ambitious programme to try out new solutions within the entire range of electric mobility. They also profited from an additional strength of Niedersachsen, namely sustainable energy production.

Within the framework of the showcase, over 30 projects have been implemented in the metropolitan area. These consist of 20 federally sponsored projects, 5 associated projects promoted by the federal government, and 9 state projects. The participants focused on future-oriented intermodal mobility concepts, modern and smart charging concepts, the additional production of renewable energy, the development and production of e-vehicles and components, international trade fairs and business links, which in all is a superb example of cooperation between states and municipalities and includes new offers for training and further training.

The total investment by the federal government in the Niedersachsen showcase was almost Euro 38 Mio. Additional funding has been provided by Niedersachsen and other participants in the project.

More information about the Niedersachsen showcase and its projects can be found on the following website:

Showcase Niedersachsen


Project Coordination Niedersachsen Showcase

Metropolregion Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg GmbH
Herrenstraße 6
30159 Hannover
phone: +49 (0)511 898586-14
fax: +49 (0)511 898586-29

The Lead Partner

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH led the Electric Mobility Showcase project in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH on behalf of the four sponsoring ministries (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and Federal Ministry of Education and Research). The tasks included the technical and administrative support of the project participants as well as the representation of the sponsoring ministries in matters concerning the beneficiaries. The lead partner also ensured communication between all the parties involved in the Electric Mobility Showcase.


VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Dr. Jürgen Valldorf
Steinplatz 1
10623 Berlin
Phone:+49 (0)30 31 00 78-183
Fax: +49 (0)30 31 00 78-225

TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH
Dr. Sören Grawenhoff
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 806-4106
Fax: +49 (0)221 806-114