Subsidies for private e-car charging stations used up

Released on 28.10. 2021

  • According to the state development bank KfW, no more applications for subsidies for private charging stations for e-cars should be made. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow

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The funding for private charging stations for e-cars has been used up. The KfW promotional bank says that no further applications should be made. The ball is now with the new government.

Berlin (dpa) – The state subsidies for private charging stations for electric cars are exhausted – the ball is now with the new federal government.

The state development bank KfW said on Thursday, no more applications should be made. Current applications are not affected by the stop. The funding pot totaled 800 million euros, the program was increased twice – for the last time in July by another 300 Million Euros. Financing came from the Energy and Climate Fund.

Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) had recently announced that the funding program had made a major contribution to electromobility in Germany. With around 800 million euros are more than 800 000 Households with a grant of 900 euros have been supported in the purchase and installation of the wall charging stations. This trend must be continued by the next federal government.

Great demand for charging infrastructure

The President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), Hildegard Müller, explained that the funding program for private charging points is an important addition to the funding programs for public charging infrastructure. “The enormous demand shows how important it is to expand charging options in the private sector. Appropriate measures for charging at the workplace and in the commercial sector must now be put in place quickly. ”

In addition, the expansion of the charging infrastructure, including the fast charging infrastructure, in the public sector needs further support and more coordination on site and more speed. “If people have the confidence to be able to charge everywhere: at home, at work, in retail and on public roads, the acceptance of electromobility will continue to increase.”

SPD , Greens and FDP are currently in coalition negotiations. More electric cars are seen as a key to achieving climate goals in the transport sector. Greenhouse gas emissions from traffic have hardly decreased in recent years.

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