The successful funding programme for private charging stations for electric cars at residential buildings will be increased by a further 100 million euros and thus extended yet again. A total of half a billion euros in federal funding has now been made available. With a subsidy of 900 euros, the purchase and installation of the so-called wallboxes have been supported since 24 November 2020.

Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure’s management team: “Half a billion euros for charging infrastructure at residential buildings! This is an amazing signal from the federal government to accompany the ramp-up in electric car sales with an accelerated expansion of the charging infrastructure. We as the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure are thrilled together with the users about the tremendous success of this funding programme.”


Current implementation status

  • Around 385,000 applications for some 470,000 charging points have been received to date.

Who is eligible to submit applications?

  • Those responsible for investment measures (e.g. private individuals, homeowners’ associations, housing companies, housing cooperatives and property developers) to set up a charging station for electric cars in the non-publicly accessible area of owner-occupied or rented residential buildings.

What is funded?

  • Funding is available for the purchase and construction of a brand-new, non-publicly accessible charging station, including the electrical connection (grid connection) and associated necessary ancillary work (for a definition of the total costs, see “How is funding provided?”, below) at parking spaces of existing residential buildings in Germany, if, among other things:
    • The charging station has a normal charging capacity of 11 kW
    • 100 percent of the electricity comes from renewable energy sources
    • The charging station is intelligent and controllable (in terms of grid compatibility)

How is funding provided?

  • Funding is provided in the form of an investment grant that is transferred to your bank account after completion of your project. The grant amounts to a flat rate of 900 euros per charging point. If the total costs of the project fall below the grant amount, no funding will be provided. The grant can be applied for from KfW via the grant portal and must be applied for before the project begins. When determining the total costs, expenses for the following services can be taken into account:
    • Charging station
    • Energy management system/charging management system for controlling charging stations
    • Electrical connection (grid connection)
    • Necessary electrical installation work (e.g. earthworks)


Further information:

KfW product page for the funding programme “Charging stations for electric cars – residential buildings” (in German)

List of eligible wallboxes (in German)