Motion requires energy. A truism. And everyone on the move wants to ensure they can recharge their batteries. This means electric mobility needs a widespread charging infrastructure. The StandortTOOL is planning it. Financial incentives are provided via funding support. Research is accompanying the expansion, and an obligation exists to report on subsidised charging stations.

Mobility without emissions needs alternative drives and fuels that are readily available at all times. For the further spread of electric mobility in Germany, sufficient and user-friendly charging stations are necessary. Many people will only buy an electric vehicle if they can charge it within an acceptable period of time and in close proximity.

On behalf of BMVI, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, under the umbrella of NOW GmbH, coordinates and manages the activities to expand the charging infrastructure in Germany. It supports the planning, implementation and promotion of the charging infrastructure. In doing so, it always has the overall system of public and non-public charging infrastructure and the users in mind. The goal: Simply charging.

The National Centre uses the OBELIS platform, among other things, to collect and evaluate data from the charging points promoted in this funding guideline. This information is incorporated into future funding programmes and the work of the Federal Government and the National Platform Mobility (NPM).

One of the objectives of the National Centre Charging Infrastructure is to make the next rapid charging station accessible in 10 minutes by electric car. The new edition of the funding guideline for public charging infrastructure is currently being prepared and coordinated. In the future, both normal and rapid charging infrastructure should continue to be the subject of funding, so that all scenarios of the use of charging infrastructure in public spaces are addressed. The next call for funding is planned for spring 2021.

Funding Measures Charging Infrastructure

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Reporting on Funding Guidelines/on Funding Calls

The funding of charging stations within the charging infrastructure guideline is subject to an obligation to report. This includes notification of commissioning of all subsidized charging stations as well as submission of biannual reports during the 6-year minimum service life of the charging stations. The data will be evaluated as part of the charging infrastructure accompanying research, in order enable findings from analysing the status quo to feed into the future design of charging infrastructure development.

The commissioning of funded charging stations must be verified through a commissioning protocol. A possible template for the commissioning protocol is available on the website of the Federal Network Agency.

To fulfil their reporting obligation, funding recipients report on the location, facilities and use of the funded charging stations in the form of biannual reports, starting from the moment of commissioning of the subsidised charging station.

Report deadlines:
1. August (for reporting period 1 January – 30 June)
1. February (for reporting period 1 July – 31 December)

You can see which data is requested for the biannual reports in the pdf file “Biannual data request” in the download area.

The submission of the commissioning protocols and the biannual reports has taken place exclusively through the online platform OBELIS, which can be accessed at this link: obelis.now-gmbh.de

Motion requires energy. A truism. And everyone on the move wants to ensure they can recharge their batteries. This means electric mobility needs a widespread charging infrastructure. The StandortTOOL is planning it. Financial incentives are provided via funding support. Research is accompanying the expansion, and an obligation exists to report on subsidised charging stations.

Mobility without emissions needs alternative drives and fuels that are readily available at all times. For the further spread of electric mobility in Germany, sufficient and user-friendly charging stations are necessary. Many people will only buy an electric vehicle if they can charge it within an acceptable period of time and in close proximity.

On behalf of BMVI, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, under the umbrella of NOW GmbH, coordinates and manages the activities to expand the charging infrastructure in Germany. It supports the planning, implementation and promotion of the charging infrastructure. In doing so, it always has the overall system of public and non-public charging infrastructure and the users in mind. The goal: Simply charging.

The National Centre uses the OBELIS platform, among other things, to collect and evaluate data from the charging points promoted in this funding guideline. This information is incorporated into future funding programmes and the work of the Federal Government and the National Platform Mobility (NPM).

One of the objectives of the National Centre Charging Infrastructure is to make the next rapid charging station accessible in 10 minutes by electric car. The new edition of the funding guideline for public charging infrastructure is currently being prepared and coordinated. In the future, both normal and rapid charging infrastructure should continue to be the subject of funding, so that all scenarios of the use of charging infrastructure in public spaces are addressed. The next call for funding is planned for spring 2021.