An Electric Car for All Citizens

(FINALIST 2017) Climate-friendly mobility: an electric car for residents to share.

By purchasing an electric car back in 2014, the municipality of Ebhausen in the Black Forest (5,000 inhabitants) had several goals: raising awareness of electric cars as a real alternative to cars with combustion engines and thereby contributing to climate protection; supplementing and improving public transport in the community, especially for the elderly and people with disabilities who depend on public services; and providing a car-sharing alternative for all citizens to reduce the total number of cars.

The citizen car can be booked individually, but also commutes on fixed routes between the outer boroughs and the main town. Senior citizens are the ones who benefit most, with individually booked trips to doctors and for shopping. Volunteer drivers pick them up and drop them off at their door.



Volker Schuler

Mayor of Ebhausen