Klixbüll’s community electric car sharing scheme

Using LEADER support to set up an electric car sharing scheme in a rural community. 

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Project summary: 

Schleswig-Holstein is an electricity-producing region. However, the electricity produced by the local wind farms is mainly transported for consumption to other parts of Germany, even though this locally produced green electricity offers plenty of opportunities for sustainable development in the region. 
LEADER support was used to set up an electric car-sharing scheme in the village of Klixbüll. The purpose of the support was to install the charging points which are required to operate the vehicles. The project also contributed to purchasing the booking software, the safes to store the car keys, and manufacturing the required signs. The electricity used to charge the vehicles comes from the community’s own wind farm. 

Project results: 

This is the first electric car sharing project to be successfully completed in rural Schleswig-Holstein.
Nine charging points have been installed at different points around the village. 
The electric village car is used by residents and local companies for both community and private rides. 
The actual project may be limited to the village, but its impact can be felt far and wide. There are now around 30 follow-up projects in Schleswig-Holstein.