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The wallbox for the home

Everything from a single source - the wallbox for your home from a specialist

The most convenient and certainly the cheapest way to charge is to have your own wallbox at home. It is available at all times and the electric car can be charged overnight so that it is ready for use again early in the morning. The electricity costs depend on the tariff negotiated with the respective electricity provider and are often much cheaper than the electricity tariffs at public charging points. We show what options are available and what needs to be considered. We also introduce service providers who offer an all-round service, from planning to installation and billing, to help you realise your own power source at home. They offer their customers standardised, comprehensible and easy-to-use charging solutions. Customers receive all the necessary services from planning, advice on funding opportunities and the provision of charging components / wallboxes. They provide regional specialist companies who take care of the installation on site.

Our current offers:

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DaheimLaden offers its customers standardised,
understandable and easy-to-use charging
charging solutions with a wallbox that can do everything.

Do I need permission for my wallbox at home?

In principle, a charging device must always be registered with the local network operator before it is put into operation, but only wallboxes with over 11 kW charging power require approval. Up to 11 kW, the network operator is only informed that a wallbox has been connected. If the power load is higher, the wallbox requires approval. The conditions for the approval requirement are for every NNetwork operators differ, so this must be requested before installation. If you use a complete offer from a service provider, they will usually take care of the necessary formalities.


Are there subsidies for private wallboxes?

Both e-cars and wallboxes are supported under certain conditions and as long as the funding budget has not been exhausted. Already in 2021 there was a KfW funding program for the purchase of your own wallbox. In September 2023, the federal government launched a new wallbox subsidy for e-car owners with their own home in connection with the purchase of a photovoltaic system. After just one day, the KfW Bank announced a funding freeze for the current year because 33,000 applications had already been approved and the volume of 330 million euros had been exhausted. A further 200 million should be available in 2024.


There are also regional funding opportunities from municipalities, e.g. E.g.:

NRW funding programs

Bavaria innovative

Ministry of Transport Baden-Würtemberg


That's why it's worth looking for local funding programs, for example from the city or municipality or even from the electricity provider. 


Which charging stations are funded?

Only certain wallboxes that meet strict guidelines and security standards are funded. These can be simple charging stations or bidirectional charging stations that can feed the stored electricity from the car battery back into the household or the public grid, provided the legal and tariff conditions are met. KfW provides a list of charging stations currently eligible for fundinghere available.


How much does a wallbox for your home cost?

The costs for charging at home don’t just include the wallbox itself. Professional planning and installation is also necessary. The system must be set up by a specialist company. There are individual offers from service providers who offer a complete service from planning through registration to execution. As a rule, depending on the effort involved, costs can range between €1,000 and €5,000.

Where can you install a wallbox?

The best place to install a private wallbox is ideally where the electric car is parked: in a garage, under the carport or in a parking space close to the house. The choice of installation location also depends on other factors. Should the wallbox be mounted on the wall or is a free-standing stele required? Is it necessary to relocate the power connection? How long does the power cable to the car have to be and is it permanently attached to the wallbox or do you use an external charging cable? All of these factors must be considered in advance and can best be discussed at an on-site appointment with a specialist.

Can you also install a wallbox at home as a tenant?

In principle, it is also possible to install a wallbox in a rented house if the landlord has the permission. Individual agreements can be made here as to whether the landlord will commission the facility and cover its costs, or whether the tenant will take responsibility for this on their own. Of course, it would also have to be clarified what happens to the wallbox and its installation after the rental agreement ends.

It is also possible to connect a wallbox in apartment buildings. However, the installation must be approved in advance by the owner of the rental apartment or the homeowners' association. In addition, a location check by a qualified electrician is urgently necessary: He will check the electricity load, i.e. whether the household connection is designed for the increased electricity demand or whether technical adjustments need to be made for the installation.


What needs to be taken into account during installation?

There are some technical requirements that must be taken into account when installing a wallbox. A sufficient protective fuse is required and the current load of the household connection must be sufficient. The installation of an intermediate meter is recommended if the charging costs can be claimed, e.g. B. in a company car. The minimum cable cross-section for an 11 kW wallbox supply line with a current of 16 amperes is 2.5 mm². However, the recommended average is 6 mm² - depending on the cable length. If your supply line is 20 m long, the 2.5 mm² mentioned above is sufficient. For free-standing charging stations, consider whether you want a roof for the wallbox. Do you want to start the wallbox using an RFID charging card or should an app also allow further control options and monitoring of the charging station.

And finally, pay attention to the position of the charging port on your electric car: Is the charging socket easily accessible with the planned cable? And is this still the case if you drive a different car model?

It is best to seek advice from a specialist service provider.


Everything from a single source – the wallbox for your home from a specialist

There are service agencies that take on all the necessary steps for interested parties. They offer their customers standardized, understandable and easy-to-use charging solutions. Customers receive all the necessary services from planning, advice on funding options, as well as the provision of the charging components/wallbox. They arrange regionally based specialist companies who will take care of the installation on site.


ADAC in cooperation with E-On

Charge Express

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