The Federal Government’s aim is to make Germany a lead market and top provider in the field of electric mobility. Electric vehicles need to be able to compete, particularly on range and price, with other propulsion concepts. This means that there is a continuing need for a high level of precompetitive research and development.
In total, the Federal Government has provided over €1.5 billion for research and development since 2009. Four ministries are involved in providing the funding. An overview is provided by the advice on funding from the Federal Government, which is a central contact point for companies and research establishments interested in questions relating to research promotion.
Funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Research and development activities led by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in this area focus on the electric mobility system as a whole.
This includes driveline technology, battery storage, energy, standardisation, ways to strengthen the value chain, connected cars, fleet and logistics strategies, digitalisation, grid integration, charging stations that use smart metering technology, and infrastructure.