As from 2 July 2016, car buyers can submit applications to the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) (in German), which also provides information by phone (+49 6196 908-1009). The funding guideline implementing the purchase grant for electric vehicles (environmental bonus) was published in the Federal Gazette on 1 July 2016. The environmental bonus is granted retroactively for purchases of electric vehicles as from 18 May 2016.