Municipal-level car fleet electrification

  • Project Duration: 04/2021 - 12/2020

How do German city administrations progress with regard to car fleet electrification?

Decarbonising public fleets is part of the German climate targets. However, very little is known about the car fleets maintained by city administrations. By means of a large-scale survey, this project collects data on the size and composition of municipal fleets and analyses drivers and barriers to fleet electrification.


The results demonstrate that large parts of German city administrations have begun with electrifying their fleets. In total, more than 20 percent of cars are EVs which makes municipalities frontrunner compared to private and corporate fleets. This process is supported by a good technology acceptance of EV drivers. The main issue city administrations report is related to the high costs related to electrification. In addition, there are major differences across states.

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