From 24 November 2020, applications can be made to the KfW for state funding for private charging stations. There is a 900 euro subsidy per charging point. The list of wallboxes eligible for funding has now been published.

Homeowners, landlords and tenants can avail of the funding. Eligible charging stations must have a capacity of exactly 11 kilowatts, be powered by electricity from renewable sources and have controllability. This last aspect allows the stations to be integrated into the power grid in such a way as to ensure grid stability at all times.

N.B.: The purchase of the charging station must only be made after the application has been submitted. The 900 euro grant will be paid out after proof of installation has been provided. Aside from the purchase price, mounting, connection and installation work is included in the subsidised costs.

Johannes Pallasch, Head and Spokesperson of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “Private charging facilities constitute an essential part of the overall charging infrastructure system which consists of public and non-public charging stations. As the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure we are working on creating user-friendly options for every possible charging scenario. Subsidising private charging infrastructure is an important step in this regard.”

Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced the funding programme for private charging points at the beginning of October at the opening of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. The volume of the funding programme amounts to 200 million euros. It is part of the “Charging Infrastructure Masterplan” adopted by the Federal Cabinet.

The list of eligible wallboxes is not yet final, additions may be made. Wallbox manufacturers can still contact the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure with a model to be tested.

Further information:
Direct link to the list of charging stations eligible for funding
Product page on KfW site for the funding programme “Charging stations for electric cars – residential buildings”