Private investors, cities and municipalities can now once again submit applications for funding for the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. As part of its fifth call for funding for the “Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany” (“Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge in Deutschland”) funding guideline, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is providing funding support towards the establishment of up to 7,000 normal and 3,000 fast charging points in Germany.
Applications can be submitted via the easy-Online Portal until 17.06.2020. Eligible for funding are investments relating to hardware as well as grid connection costs for normal and fast charging points.
The web-based StandortTOOL (location tool), which can identify supply gaps in the nationwide charging infrastructure network, is being used once again in this fifth call for funding. The tool incorporates traffic and mobility data, user data on electric vehicles and socio-economic data. The areas designated as requiring charging points can be found on the following map: www.zdm-emob.de/Kartendarstellung/NLPuSLP5.html
In this call for funding, charging points in customer car parks are being particularly supported. For this reason, this call for funding specifies that funding is also possible even if public access is not continuous. However, accessibility must be guaranteed for at least 12 hours on weekdays.
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The aim of the Federal Charging Infrastructure Programme is to establish a nationwide charging infrastructure with 15,000 charging points nationwide. The BMVI is making a total of 300 million euros available for this purpose until 2020. Private investors, cities and municipalities can apply for funding. The funding covers up to 50 percent of the eligible costs, and besides the construction of the charging point itself, also the grid connection and installation expenses. Among the prerequisites for funding are that the charging points are publicly accessible and operated with electricity from renewable sources.
Further information on the Federal Charging Infrastructure Programme: