BMVI funding guideline for public charging infrastructure completed on schedule after three years
Since 2017, municipalities, public institutions, companies and private individuals have been able to receive funding for the construction of publicly accessible charging points from the Federal Transport Ministry under the federal funding programme for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, whether they be in carparks, sports facilities or supermarkets, in town and city centres. A budget of 300 million euros was allocated to this.
The result: 30,883 charging points were approved, of which 9,849 were fast-charging points with a charging output of more than 22 kW. 11,488 of the charging points are already in operation, almost 20,000 will be added to this number in future. As the project management agency, the Federal Agency for Administrative Services (Bundesanstalt für Verwaltungsdienstleistungen (BAV)) will complete the federal funding programme overseen by the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure by the middle of the year. The final number of approved charging points may alter slightly due to withdrawn approvals both on the part of the applicant as well as the authorities.
Data from the subsidised charging points on utilization, output and other parameters are available to the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure and are used for, among other things, the planning of new funding programmes. At the moment the new version of the federal funding programme for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is being prepared and coordinated. A 500 million-euro funding volume has been allocated, with the next funding call planned for the spring of 2021. In future, both regular as well as fast-charging infrastructure will be funded, so that all scenarios for using charging infrastructure in the public space are addressed.
Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson for the management team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “The first nationwide funding programme for public charging infrastructure is a success. With the charging points that are approved but not yet installed, we are creating a good foundation for charging infrastructure in the public space. This year and in the years to come, we will take into account the accelerated ramp-up of electric vehicles with the new edition of the federal funding programme for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and other funding and financing programmes, so that everyone in Germany can rely on a good charging infrastructure, wherever they may be.”