Since April 2012, Berlin-Brandenburg has been one of four regions chosen to take part in the Electromobility Showcase initiative. On the basis of a resolution adopted by the German Bundestag, the federal government was given the task of supporting and promoting research and development into alternative drive systems. As a result, they made available a total of €180 million in funding for the Showcase program. The objective of these large-scale regional demonstration and pilot projects is to test and promote electric mobility at the interface of energy systems, vehicles and traffic systems.
The Berlin-Brandenburg International Showcase for Electromobility is funded by the federal government as well as by the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg for three years as part of the federal government's Showcase initiative. The coordination of the projects is handled by the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO.