We regard charging infrastructure as an overall system of public and private fast and normal-charging options. We are improving this overall system in several fields simultaneously: with a nationwide public fast-charging network for charging while on long journeys, and in densely populated areas (see Deutschlandnetz) with funding for charging infrastructure privately at home and in the commercial area as well as in the public sphere for day-to-day use. Our next objective: The next fast-charging station should be no further away by than 10 minutes by electric car, anywhere in Germany.

“Funding support for non-publicly accessible fast-charging infrastructure for SMEs and large companies” funding programme

With the Electric Mobility Funding Guideline of 06.07.2023 (“Förderrichtlinie Elektromobilität”), the BMDV is supporting the procurement of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure for cars and trucks in the commercial sector for fleet vehicles of craft and commercial enterprises, transport and logistics companies, parcel delivery services, taxi companies, rental car and car sharing providers with high mileages and special requirements for operational readiness.

(non-publicly accessible charging infrastructure)

Main points in brief

  • Eligible to apply are commercial companies and companies with public participation.
  • Funding is available for the purchase and installation of fast charging points that are not accessible to the public and have a nominal charging capacity ≥ 50 kW, stationary electricity storage and grid connection. The funding is provided in the form of a grant with proportional financing: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with 40%; large enterprises with 20%. The eligible expenditure per charging point (CP) is limited to a maximum amount, which varies according to the maximum charging capacity of the charging point.

Information relating to the application

  • Grant recipients can find documents and information (in German) on the funding guideline / funding call at the website of Project Management Jülich: https://lis.ptj.de/antragseinreichung

Links and documents

  • The announcement of the first funding call can be found here.

“Solar Power for Electric Vehicles” funding programme

As part of the “Solar power for electric vehicles” funding programme, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) supported the combination of PV systems, storage and charging stations on owner-occupied residential buildings.

(non-publicly accessible charging infrastructure)

Main points in brief

  • Investment grants of up to 10,200 euros for a charging station in combination with a photovoltaic system and a battery storage system as a complete package, provided an own electric car already exists or has been ordered bindingly
  • Performance-based amounts for the photovoltaic system and battery storage unit, fixed amounts for the charging station
  • Possible innovation bonus for bidirectional charging
  • Owners of owner-occupied residential buildings were eligible to apply

Information relating to the application

No further funding will be available for the program in the future. However, it is still ensured that funding commitments already made can be financed in full.

Links and documents

  • The announcement of the grant and the funding guideline can be found here.
  • The investment grant could be applied for via KfW. Further information such as fact sheets, FAQs, notes and ancillary provisions as well as a list of subsidized charging stations are available on the KfW’s online customer portal.

“Charging stations for electric vehicles – companies and municipalities” funding guideline

With the “Non-Publicly Accessible Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles – Companies and Municipalities” funding guideline, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) supports companies and municipalities in setting up charging infrastructure at parking spaces for employees as well as for the company or municipal electric vehicle fleets.

(non-publicly accessible charging infrastructure)

Main points in brief

  • Funding is available for the purchase and installation of non-public stationary charging stations with up to 22 kW charging capacity, including the grid connection.
  • A maximum subsidy of 900 euros per charging point is available.
  • Companies receive a maximum of 45,000 euros per location.
  • For municipalities, the minimum subsidy amount is 9,000 euros with a minimum number of 10 charging points.
  • The charging infrastructure must be located at parking spaces on properties intended for commercial and municipal use or for parking employees’ vehicles.
  • The subsidies are granted as de minimis support.

Information relating to the application

  • Grant applications are no longer being accepted
  • Grant recipients can still find the important information, documents and forms (KfW 441 and KfW 439) on the homepage of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

Links and documents

  • Information on the implementation status of the respective funding programmes can be found on the Funding Dashboard.
  • Manufacturers of charging equipment can have the eligibility of their products assessed. If all technical requirements are met, the products will be included in the list of eligible charging devices. Please use this link.

“Local charging infrastructure” funding guideline

As part of this Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) funding programme, natural persons, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and local authorities had the opportunity to submit applications for funding to develop publicly accessible charging infrastructure from 12 April to 31 December 2021.

(publicly accessible charging infrastructure)

Main points in brief

  • Funding support for the new installation of public charging infrastructure at popular everyday destinations, e.g. retail outlets, restaurants, cultural venues.
  • Eligible applicants include small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), local authorities and natural persons.
  • Total funding volume of 300 million euros with funding quotas of up to 80% of the investment costs.
  • De minimis aid.
  • Approval on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information relating to the application

  • The funding programme is administered by the Federal Institute for Administrative Services. Further information is available here.

Links and documents

  • Details on the announcement of the funding guideline pertaining to the use of federal funds within the scope of the BMDV “Local charging infrastructure” programme can be found here.

“Publicly accessible charging infrastructure” funding guideline for 2021-2025

Under the “Publicly Accessible Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Germany” (“Öffentlich zugängliche Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge in Deutschland”) funding programme, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport is providing a total of 500 million euros in individual funding calls for the development of public charging infrastructure from summer 2021 to the end of 2025.

 (publicly accessible charging infrastructure)

Main points in brief

Under the guideline, a total of 500 million euros in funding volume is being allocated for investment grants in individual funding calls up to 2025. The funding object and the funding quotas are specified in the respective funding calls. The two most recent calls for funding:

First call for applications for the establishment of new charging infrastructure (ended 18.01.2022)

  • Funding support for the purpose of constructing new public charging infrastructure.
  • Legal entities and natural persons are eligible to apply.
  • Object of funding: Normal and fast charging points as well as the necessary grid connection.
  • Funding rates of up to 60%.
  • Ranking according to quota regions and economic viability.

Second call for applications for the modernisation and upgrading of charging infrastructure (ended 27.01.2022)

  • Funding support for the modernisation, upgrading and opening of charging infrastructure.
  • Legal entities and natural persons are eligible to apply.
  • Object of funding: Upgrading and replacement of existing charging infrastructure to improve or establish public accessibility.
  • Funding rates of up to 60%.
  • Ranking according to economic viability.

Information relating to the application

  • Eligible to apply were legal entities and natural persons.
  • The funding programme is administered by the Federal Institute for Administrative Services. Further information is available here.

Links and documents

  • The funding announcement and funding guideline can be found here.

The Deutschlandnetz

With the tender for the Deutschlandnetz, the federal government is ensuring a nationwide, demand-oriented and user-friendly fast-charging network throughout Germany. The approximately 1,000 locations with a total of around 8,000 fast charging points will eliminate any remaining “blank spots” on the charging map. The Deutschlandnetz ensures that the nearest fast-charging point can be reached in just a few minutes anywhere in Germany.

More information on the Deutschlandnetz can be found here.

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“Charging stations for electric cars – residential buildings” funding guideline

(non-publicly accessible charging infrastructure)

With the “Charging stations for electric cars – residential buildings” (“Ladestationen für Elektroautos – Wohngebäude”) funding guideline, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) provided funding for privately used charging stations for home and apartment owners as well as for tenants and landlords or landlord associations.

In the BMDV’s funding guideline for charging stations on residential buildings, around 700,000 non-public charging points were funded with more than 600 million euros by the end of its implementation in October 2022.

Information on the implementation status of the respective funding programmes can be found on the Funding Dashboard.

“Publicly Accessible Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Germany” funding guideline (2017 – 2020)

(publicly accessible charging infrastructure)

In the “Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany” funding programme, the BMDV provided a total of 300 million euros in six individual funding calls for the development of public charging infrastructure from 2017 to 2020. In 2021, this funding guideline was relaunched.

In the funding calls, the new construction of normal charging points with a capacity of up to 22 kW and fast charging points with a capacity >22 kW as well as the associated grid connection were funded. In addition, from the third funding call onwards, modernisation measures and the upgrading of existing charging points or the grid connection were funded.

Information on the implementation status of the respective funding programmes can be found on the Funding Dashboard.