A total of 500 million euros will be available in the newly launched "Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany" funding program from summer 2021 to the end of 2025. Funding will be provided for standard charging points with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW and fast charging points with a capacity of more than 22 kW at which charging is possible exclusively with direct current (DC).
With the budget funds available, at least 50,000 charging points (including at least 20,000 fast charging points) are to be installed under this program by the end of 2025. On August 17, 2021, the first funding call of the newly issued funding guideline “Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany” was published: Starting on August 31, 2021, companies, cities and municipalities, public institutions and private individuals can submit funding applications.
The funding of charging stations within the framework of the funding guideline “Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany” is linked to reporting obligation for funding recipients. The reporting takes place via the online platform ‘OBELIS’ in the section for publicly accessible charging points (‘OBELISöffentlich’). Further information on this can be found on the website of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure next to the heading ‘OBELIS’ (only available in German language).