The Federal Government's objective is for there to be one million electric vehicles and a further 500,000 fuel cell powered vehicles operating on Germany's roads by 2020. In 40 years' time, urban transport will be able to virtually do without fossil fuels.
It is the Federal Government’s response to the recommendations made in the second report of the National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE), which was presented to Chancellor Merkel on 16 May 2011. The Government Programme sets the policy framework for the development of electric mobility in the coming years.
Electric mobility enjoys high priority on the Federal Government's agenda. For this reason, the Federal Chancellor launched the National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) in Berlin on 3 May 2010 in order to boost electric mobility in Germany and accelerate the commercialization of innovative electric vehicles. After having taken up work on 31 May 2010, the NPE in November 2010 presented its first synthesis report on the outcome of its activities with specific recommendations for action to the Federal Government.