900 euros in state funding for your wallbox? We have dealt intensively with KFW, asked many questions and evaluated all the forms. Here you will find a clear assessment of whether your project is eligible for KFW subsidy 440 - or not. It is important for us to emphasise that we do not want to talk down the funding programme. However, we have come to the conclusion that the funding is not suitable for everyone.
State funding for the purchase and installation of wallboxes
All information on the KFW subsidy programme 440
The most important thing in advance:
Before you order a wallbox or commission an installation, it is imperative that you have submitted your funding application and have received its approval - not confirmation of receipt. Otherwise your project cannot be funded!
If both conditions are met, we send you an offer in advance, and we will be happy to move forward with the installation. And since there is 900 euros available per charging point, we also ascertain whether we can implement a second charging point at your location.
You can apply for funding for your wallbox project on the KFW grant portal in the subsidy programme 440. Click here to access the instructions and the KFW grant portal itself:
A list of all eligible wallboxes and a detailed description of the subsidy programme can be found here. Please study this information carefully, as not every project is eligible.
With the following checklist we want to make it easier for you to assess whether your project is eligible for funding.
Each of the following points ensures that your project does not fall within KFW’s 440 subsidy.
- You want to install a 22 kW Wallbox.
- You want to install a Wallbox with an output other than exactly 11 kW.
- You do not want to install a Wallbox, but only a CEE socket.
- Your house connection has not been converted to an eco-tariff by the time of application.
- A very simple or non-“intelligent” wallbox is sufficient for you.
- You order the installation before 24 November 2020.
- You order your wallbox before 24 November 2020.
- The installation is not to take place at a residential building but at a commercial building.
- The installation is to take place at your holiday or weekend home or flat.
- The installation will take place in a public space.
- Your property is still under construction or has not yet been occupied.
You must fulfil each of the following points in order for your project to be eligible for KFW funding 440.
- You want to install an 11 kW wallbox.
- By the time of application, 100% of your household connection has been converted to an eco-tariff or 100% of the electricity required for the charging process comes from renewable energies.
- You want an “intelligent” wallbox.
- You do not order your wallbox installation until after you have submitted your application. This is only possible from 24 November 2020.
- You order your wallbox only after you have submitted your application. This is only possible from 24 November 2020.
- The installation is in or on an owner-occupied or rented residential building.
- The installation is not publicly accessible.
- You pledge to keep the charging point in operation for at least one year.
- You go through the identification process in the KFW subsidy portal.
- You provide evidence of the implementation of the project within 9 months at the latest from the date of KfW’s application confirmation and upload all documents and invoices to the grant portal.
- You store all relevant evidence of compliance with the eligibility requirements for a period of 10 years. This includes, for example, manufacturers’ product certificates, installers’ certificates or installation certificates including the original invoices and proof of payment, for example bank statements, electricity supply contract, confirmation letter from the grid operator on whether an agreement on the control of the charging station(s) in terms of §14a EnWG is necessary or required.
Legal notice: We have researched and compiled the information with great care. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. For further information, we recommend studying the KFW leaflet, which we have linked here as a PDF.