Electric vehicles make a decisive contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and thus play an important role in meeting the climate protection targets of the German government. The basic prerequisite for this is a nationwide charging infrastructure for eCars.

According to the National Charging Infrastructure Control Centre (NLL), 60 to 85 percent of all charging processes take place at home or at work. Therefore, the expansion of charging options in non-public areas holds great potential.

The new KfW funding guideline “Non-public charging stations for electric vehicles – companies and municipalities” from the Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI – Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) takes this fact into account. A total of 350 million euros is being provided to support the expansion of charging infrastructure for company or municipal eFleets as well as for employee parking spaces. Thus, the funding also covers intelligent reev charging solutions for companies.

We have summarised the most important points of the subsidy for you:

What is subsidised?

The grant covers the purchase and construction of non-public stationary charging stations with a charging capacity of up to 22 kilowatts.

This includes the charging station (hardware) and a charging management system (software).

In addition, the electrical connection (grid connection and battery storage) as well as necessary technical or construction work is also funded.

Who can apply for a subsidy?

All companies and municipalities that are planning a charging infrastructure for fleet vehicles and/or for their employees’ private electric vehicles that is not accessible to the public are eligible to apply.

What are the requirements for a subsidy?

The charging stations must be located at employee parking spaces or at parking spaces on properties that are intended for commercial or municipal use.

After installation, the charging points must be used “for their intended purpose” for at least six years. Otherwise KfW is entitled to reclaim the grant.

What amount of subsidy can applicants expect?

The charging stations are subsidised with 70 percent of the eligible expenses, up to a maximum of 900 euros.

The maximum possible subsidy amount for companies is limited to 45,000 euros – this limit does not apply to municipal applicants.

When and where can applications be submitted?

Applications can be submitted from 23 November via KfW’s funding portal at public.kfw.de/zuschussportal-web/.

Other subsidies and benefits that can be claimed when setting up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles are summarised here.

Secure the funding for your company now and benefit from the intelligent charging solutions from reev.

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