The KFW subsidy supports charging stations for electric cars and residential buildings.
The purchase and installation of charging stations in parking lots and garages belonging to residential buildings and accessible only to private individuals are encouraged.
The funded costs include:
- The purchase price of a new charging station (e.g. wall box) with 11 kW charging capacity and intelligent control
- The costs for installing and connecting the charging station , including all installation work
- The cost of an energy management system to control the charging station
IMPORTANT: It is currently not possible to submit new applications to the KfW440 (residential building) for funding of the wall box. However, if you have already submitted an application, you can still submit the bill for the wall box together with the bill from the electrician and get the €900. The deadline is usually 9 months after the date of the application.
What do you need to receive the KFW funding.
1) Apply for a subsidy
Before you order your charging station, submit your application directly on the KfW subsidy portal.
In some cases you will need additional documents for the application :
Association of homeowners
You need (1) a copy of the power of attorney for the application, (2) a list of the applicant owners with their names and addresses - owners who are not eligible to apply do not belong on this list (e.g. legal entities as apartment owners)
The apartment is rented
You rent your apartment and have received de minimis aid in the current or in the past 2 years, then you need the following information of the certificate: (1) aid provider, (2) aid value, (3) approval date, (4) file number
2) Prove your identity & install the charging station
As soon as you have received the confirmation of your application for the subsidy, you can prove your identity - quickly and easily via Schufa identity check. If that doesn't work, you can use video identification - or you can go through the post-identification process. Then you can have the charging station installed by a specialist company.
3) Submit proof & receive subsidy
Installed charging station? Then you can confirm the implementation of your project in the KfW grant portal. To do this, upload your invoices for purchase and installation. In addition, I provide some information that KfW processes anonymously. You then provide KfW with valuable insights, for example about how the costs for charging stations are developing. The subsidy will then be transferred to your account.