BMDV provides an additional 150 million euros.

As part of the funding call for the construction of commercial fast-charging infrastructure, companies were able to apply for funding last autumn to buy and install fast-charging points for commercial use. The associated civil engineering work and grid connection costs were also eligible for funding. The BMDV have already been able to support the installation of around 6,000 fast-charging points in the amount of about 100 million euros.

Building on this success and in order to continue to support SMEs as well as large enterprises in electrifying their fleets, the BMDV will extend the funding and is allocating another 150 million euros for this purpose. In addition to the transport and logistics sector, skilled trade and commercial enterprises as well as care services will be facilitated in providing fast-charging infrastructure for their fleets. Focussing on charging infrastructure for vehicles with a particularly high mileage means that the funding programme is also making a considerable contribution to the transformation of the transport sector.

Johannes Pallasch, Spokesperson of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure and Divisional Head at NOW GmbH said: “The BMDV is reinforcing its funding policy priorities for the expansion of charging infrastructure, even with the changed budget situation. Precisely in the area of fast-charging for commercial use, the policy is to create further targeted incentives to ramp up the market. Many fleet operators across Germany who wish to electrify their commercial fleets or scale up their electrification will benefit.”


Applications can be submitted from 03/06/2024 through Project Management Jülich:

On 03/06/2024 from 10am to 11am there will be an opportunity to participate in our online seminar on funding. You can register here.

Funding details:

  • Each applicant company may submit precisely one application. The following shall apply: In the case of associated companies, subsidiary companies with their own legal personality submit their own application.
  • The total funding amount of all applications from associated companies may not exceed 30 million euros.
  • The grant based on this funding call is limited to 5 million euros per application, regardless of the number of fast-charging points applied for.
  • The grant is issued in the form of pro rata financing: For small- and medium-sized businesses, a funding rate of up to 40% is possible. For large enterprises, there is a funding rate of up to 20%.
  • The eligible expenditure per charging point is limited to a maximum amount that depends on the DC charging capacity of that charging point. With a charging capacity at the charging point of 50 to 149 kW, the maximum funding amount per charging point for small- and medium-sized businesses is €14,000, and €7,000 for larger enterprises. For charging points with a maximum charging capacity of more than 150 kW, small- and medium-sized businesses receive a maximum of €30,000 and large enterprises receive €15,000.
  • The contract may only be awarded following the approval of the application.
  • Expenditure for third-party planning services, among other items, is not eligible for funding. Funding for lease payments or rental expenses for charging infrastructure is also excluded.
  • The fast-charging points must be installed in Germany and remain the property of the applicant company for at least two years from the date of commissioning, according to the installation protocol.
  • The electricity required for the charging process must be generated from renewable energy sources.
  • Cumulation with other funding is not permitted.
  • Procurement and installation must occur within 18 months following the receipt of the approval notice (the project term begins with the date of the notice). An extension is only possible in justified exceptional cases.

The PtJ’s page on project funding: