Looking through charging systems: What subsidies are offered?

The smarter E Podcast Episode 71 | November 18, 2021 | Language: German

E-mobility is currently experiencing a real boom and is expected to replace combustion engines in the near future. However, this is accompanied by the need to build sufficient charging infrastructure, not only in the driveways of single-family homes, but also accessible to the public. The National Charging Infrastructure Control Center is intended to promote sustainable mobility in Germany through coordination and funding. But how quickly can this happen? How can each individual get involved? And what specific funding is available? We talk about this with Conrad Hammer from the National Charging Infrastructure Control Center in Berlin.


  • 1:26: What are the goals of the german federal funding program?
  • 7:46: What criteria can be used to determine economic viability?
  • 10:16: Is there sufficient electricity available across areas?
  • 16:32: What about payment via checking card?

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About Conrad Hammer and National Control Center Charging Infrastructure

Conrad Hammer, Head of Federal-State-Municipal Coordination and the Funding Team at the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure.

Since the end of 2020, Konrad Hammer has been acting as head of the Federal-Länder-Municipal Coordination and the Funding team at the National Charging Infrastructure Control Center in Berlin.

On behalf of the BMVI, the National Lead Agency Charging Infrastructure coordinates and manages the activities for the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH. It provides support in planning, implementing and promoting the charging infrastructure. In order to better understand the need for charging columns, the control center collects relevant data and networks all important players and shares its knowledge.

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