This is how electric car drivers benefit from the “E” sign
The e-license plate offers owners of e-cars and hybrids special advantages. They range from free charging to driving on the bus lane. These are the privileges for electric car drivers.
Who gets the E-license plate?
Where can I get the E-license plate?
These are the advantages for the E-license
The municipalities are responsible for releasing bus lanes for electromobility. It is controversial.
© Frank Stange
So far, the E-license plate is in many places different legal systems underlying, a patchwork quilt was created. The municipalities can grant these privileges:
• the use of special lanes such as bus lanes
• No validity of access restrictions or driving bans
• Free charging at local municipal utilities
Free or discounted parking spaces are usually specially marked. Or the rule applies to an entire region. Here are some regional examples:
Advantages for e-cars in Berlin
In Berlin the advantages are rather meager. E-cars can park for free at public charging stations while they are charging, otherwise not.
Advantages for e-cars in Dortmund
Vehicles with the E-license plate have been allowed to use a few bus lanes since 2017. However, the routes are outside the center. You can park for free at a total of 18 locations.
Advantages for e-cars in Düsseldorf
Two “environmental lanes” are being created in Düsseldorf for test purposes, which, in addition to bicycles, buses and taxis, can also be used by electric vehicles.
Advantages for e-cars in Essen
In Essen (as well as in Karlsruhe) it is allowed for e-cars to use the bus lanes on designated road sections. E-drivers are also allowed to drive on some streets that are closed to normal car traffic.
Advantages for e-cars in Frankfurt
Free parking spaces at charging stations are reserved for electric cars in Frankfurt, regardless of the charging process.
Advantages for e-cars in Hamburg
Advantages for e-cars in Cologne
In Cologne, e-cars can park free of charge at a charging station for the duration of the charging process. The corresponding parking spaces are signposted.
Advantages for e-cars in Leipzig
Parking for four hours at a charging station is free in Leipzig. But there must be a parking disc in the car.
Advantages for e-cars in Munich
Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., electric vehicles can be parked at a charging station free of charge for a maximum of four hours if they are connected. There is no fundamental, unlimited exemption from parking fees.
Advantages for e-cars in Stuttgart
Electric car drivers may park their vehicle with an E-license plate free of charge in publicly managed, otherwise chargeable parking lots and in residential parking areas.
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).