Since 24 November 2020, the federal government has been subsidising the purchase and installation of private charging stations for electric cars at residential buildings. A 900 euro subsidy is available per charging point. Due to the high demand, the original funding volume of 200 million euros has now been increased once again to a total of 400 million euros.

Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson for the management team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “We are delighted with the tremendous success of the funding programme for charging infrastructure at residential buildings. We emphatically welcome the decision to double the funding for this programme. Home charging is one of the cornerstones of the ‘overall charging infrastructure system’. The more charging stations there are in the residential environment, the broader the acceptance of electric mobility will become in society.”

As of 25 February 2021, more than 300,000 charging points have been applied for, representing a funding volume of 270 million euros. An average of 2,500 applications are submitted every day.

The funding is available to home owners as well as to tenants and landlords. Eligible charging stations must provide exactly 11 kilowatts of power, draw electricity from renewable sources and be controllable. The facet of control entails that the stations can be integrated into the electricity grid in such a way that its stability is guaranteed at all times.

Please note: The charging station may only be purchased after an application has been submitted. The 900 euro subsidy is paid out after proof of installation has been provided. In addition to the purchase price, the subsidised costs include installation, connection and other installation work.

Further information:

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

List of eligible wallboxes (in German)