Key subject areas
In a joint declaration for establishment of the National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) in May 2010, the federal government and German industry adopted mutual measures for the creation of political, regulatory, technical and infrastructural prerequisites for the broad introduction of electric vehicles. With the research initiative 'ATEM – Drive Technologies for Electric Mobility' announced October 2011, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) aims to contribute to an accelerated introduction of vehicles with electrified drive trains. The focus is on advanced development of the overall power train with optimisation of the driving dynamics, energy efficiency and improved integration and interaction of individual components. An increase in range and considerably greater vehicle safety are also aimed for. Research and development in range extenders have to fulfill the climate change objectives of electro mobility.
In the fiscal year 2013 the energy and climate fond (EKF) provides about 6 bln € for the funding of further technological development projects in the frame of the research initiative ATEM. Following section 5 of the funding measure new project proposals will be accepted. A two-step funding process will be applied as described in section 7.2.
The funding body aims to evaluate the project outlines received by July 1, 2013 according to the criteria given in the description of the funding measure. Proposals ranked high will be asked to place a formal application. Project proposals will be considered as long as appropriate budget is available.
For further information please contact:
for technical issues:
Dr. Bernd Vaupel
Phone: +49 2203 601-3860
For administrative issues:
Phone: +49 2203 601-4123