Car buyers can submit their applications - only online - to the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA). The purchase contract must specify the purchase price as reduced by the producer.

You can find more details about the information to be submitted for the application here (in German). BAFA pays the federal government's share of the environmental bonus (50%) directly to the final customer. The environmental bonus is also paid to customers who lease eligible vehicles. This also applies to the purchase and lease of company and commercial vehicles.