NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) was founded in 2008. Its mission is to coordinate and manage market preparation programmes for products and applications based on hydrogen, fuel cell and battery electric powertrain technology. Specifically, NOW is responsible for the implementation of the following programmes:
The National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP)
Model Regions Electric Mobility
NOW is a state organisation. It is wholly owned by the federal government, represented by the Federal Ministry of Transportand Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).