An essential prerequisite for the ramp-up of electromobility is the demand-oriented and comprehensive development of charging infrastructure. Significant concentrations of charging points can be found in parking garages and underground parking garages. The resulting simultaneous charging of many electric vehicles poses new challenges for power grids.
With the help of the funding program INPUT (intelligent grid connection of parking garages and underground garages), pilot projects have been supported since 2019 that further advance the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles in parking garages, on parking lots and in underground garages, and show the benefits of smart grid connections. In three application rounds, a total of 26 projects will be funded with just under € 8.6 million until the end of 2022.
The projects of the first funding round in 2019 were completed successfully and clearly show that intelligent charging systems are available on the market now and already in use. Grid integration of electric vehicles is also possible at hotspots without endangering grid stability.
Funding call 2019:
Funding call 2020:
Funding call 2021: