A large proportion of charging procedures take place at people’s homes. The “Charging stations for electric cars – residential buildings” (“Ladestationen für Elektroautos – Wohngebäude”) funding guideline does justice to this fact.

For the first time, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is providing funding for privately used charging stations for home and appartment owners as well as for tenants and landlords or landlord associations. These can apply to the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) for a flat-rate subsidy of 900 euros for the purchase of a private charging station, including the costs of installation. Due to the great demand, the funding volume of the programme has already been increased three times, to a combined total of 800 million euros.

The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure has played a pivotal role in the development and coordination of the funding guideline and will continue to monitor and analyse the expansion of the private charging infrastructure. In doing so, the centre has ensured that the subsidised charging facilities can be digitally networked and managed. This enables loads to be distributed intelligently so that the grid remains stable at all times. It also facilitates the easier integration of electricity from renewable sources.