It was almost four years ago that the subsidy program Showcase Electromobility (Schaufenster Elektromobilität) was launched. A lot has happened since then. To present an overview of all the different projects carried out during the three-year run time of the program, the four Showcase regions will organize a conference to present the program results on April 14 and 15, 2016. On behalf of the federal government, the organizers scheduled a one-and-a-half-day conference, which takes place just after the New Mobility (April 12 to 13) on the Leipzig trade show premises, offering a look back and a look forward on developments in the field. One of the aims of the conference is to present a joint platform for the experiences made with the technology and create recommendations for actions that could be taken in politics and in the industry.
Whereas some showcaseprojects still received an extension into 2016, the state government of Lower Saxony had already ended funding for Metropolregion Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg on Dec. 31, 2015. The staff of the project office has already been cut down. Raimund Nowak and Kai Florysiak, however, will stay on as chairpersons – albeit under a new logo and tagline – until all projects subsidized across the country end altogether, at minimum until June 30, 2016.