• Regional lots
• Nationwide lots along motorways
A flexible price cap of 44 cent per kWh is envisaged in both tenders. By determining a price model for charging at the Deutschlandnetz locations it will be ensured that no harmful repercussions ensue for the market that is developing in parallel and that at the same time, users find fair prices. The level of the flexible price cap has been chosen taking into account both market economy and climate policy factors.
The step from funding to tender is a paradigm shift in the state’s support for charging infrastructure expansion in Germany. In addition to the funding programmes of the BMVI for public and non-public charging infrastructure, there is now an approach in which the construction and guarantee of the operation of the charging point are contractually obligatory for tender winners. The evaluation criteria comprise costs, concept and customer friendliness.
The nationwide motorways lots comprise approx. 200 locations on unserviced rest areas along the federal motorways. They are to create a seamless charging infrastructure along the motorways. Companies active across Germany and Europe are the particular focus of the tender for nationwide motorway lots, which will be issued by Autobahn GmbH in the autumn.
When determining the need for search areas and equipping them with charging points, the existing fast-charging infrastructure with more than 150 kW power was taken into account. Furthermore, the federal government sets minimum technical requirements and quality standards at the fast-charging network locations and ensures compliance with them.
Important documents, map and image material on the Deutschlandnetz can be found at https://nationale-leitstelle.de/downloads/
‘Charging infrastructure on site’ funding guideline
Applications can be submitted via the BAV Website.
Funding for publicly accessible charging infrastructure
In the newly launched funding programme ‘Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany’, the BMVI is making a total of 500 million euros available from the summer of 2021 until the end of 2025. Regular-charging points with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW and fast-charging points with a capacity of more than 22 kW are being funded at which only DC charging is possible. Under the programme at least 50,000 charging points will be installed by the end of 2025 (at least 20,000 of which are fast-charging points) with the available budgetary funds.
On 17/08/2021 the first funding call of the newly launched funding guideline was published: ‘Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany’. Since 31/08/2021, companies, towns and municipalities, public institutions and private individuals have been able to submit applications. The following are funded in the first funding call:
- Around 9,000 publicly-accessible charging points with a maximum charging capacity of up to 22 Kilowatts (normal charging points),
- Around 9,000 publicly-accessible charging points with a maximum charging capacity of more than 22 Kilowatts, at which only charging with direct current (DC) is possible and
- The grid connection belonging to a funded charging point or the combination of grid connection and buffer storage.
On 18/08/2021 the second funding call was published: Since 09/09/2021, companies, towns and municipalities, public institutions and private individuals can receive funding for the retrofitting of existing publicly accessible charging infrastructure. The funding call is aimed on the one hand, at modernising charging points in terms of higher charging capacity and more charging comfort and on the other hand, at making existing charging infrastructure publicly accessible to all. Up to 60 per cent of the eligible costs will be funded. All charging points must be publicly accessible and powered by electricity from renewable energies. The applications can be submitted from 31/08/2021 to 18/01/2022 (first funding call) and from 09/09/2021 to 27/01/2022 (second funding call).
All information on the ongoing application and approval procedures as well as the necessary documentation can be found on the homepage of the Federal Agency for Administrative Services (Bundesanstalt für (Bundesanstalt für Verwaltungsdienstleistungen – BAV). Verwaltungsdienstleistungen (BAV).
First call for applications on 17/08/2021 under the ‘Publicly accessible charging infrastructure funding guideline for electric vehicles in Germany’ – Designation of the quotas per charging point in table form
First call for applications on 17/08/2021 according to the ‘Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany’ – Allocation of postcode to contingent region and demand category SLP2 in table form
Second call for applications on 18/08/2021 under the ‘Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany’
Funding guidelines for fleet applications and employees
‘Charging stations for electric cars – residential buildings’ funding guideline
The Centre provided substantial support in the preparation and coordination of the funding guideline and will also analyse the expansion of private charging infrastructure. In this process, the Centre has ensured that the subsidised charging facilities can be digitally networked and controlled. This allows the load to be distributed intelligently so that the grid remains stable at all times. Electricity from renewable sources can also be more easily integrated.
Applications can be made through the KfW website.