With the bonus for the greenhouse gas quota, money can not only be made with an electric car or an electric scooter. Even a charging station can pay off for the owner – if the local conditions are right. The GHG premium can also be of particular interest to business people.

The most important requirement is that the charging station is a public charging point that is accessible to everyone. The charging station must therefore first be installed and then reported to the Federal Network Agency so that it can be included in the official register. This ensures that the column with its technical data such as access, charging connector and charging speed is also displayed in the numerous apps and navigation systems.

The owner of the charging station can access his premium for the greenhouse gas quota just as easily as with his own electric vehicle. However, here it is not the registration certificate I with the vehicle data that is sent to the commissioned agency and the public authorities, but the operator of the charging point, the exact location and the official registration number EVSE-ID. Similar to your own car, you can also register your own charging station via various service providers. Either this service provider has complete access to the individual charging points via the network, or the owner of the charging station reports the consumption data once a month / quarter to the respective company, which then forwards this data to the responsible Federal Environment Agency. There is currently a fee of at least 15 cents per kilowatt hour. If the charging station is operated entirely or partly locally with wind and/or solar energy, the remuneration per kilowatt hour increases to up to 35 cents. It currently takes two to three months from application to approval. The bonuses are paid quarterly.

The same payment terms also apply to companies that provide their employees with company cars. With the GHG premium, the government not only wants to get private customers to switch to electric cars, but also to ensure that companies convert their fleets. First of all, it is irrelevant whether the individual vehicles are bought, (permanently) rented or leased. Just like private individuals, companies can also have the emission reduction certificates for their company cars paid out via an appropriate service agency. The prerequisite, however, is that it is a purely electrically powered vehicle, because hybrids or plug-in hybrids are not covered by the regulation.

The question remains whether the company itself benefits or the individual company car driver. The decisive factor for the payment of the bonus is who is entered as the owner in the vehicle registration document / in the registration certificate I, because only he can upload his data online to one of the numerous service companies, which is the basis for the allocation of the GHG bonus. The claimant must upload their vehicle registration/registration certificate I together with their personal data or company data via the service portal.

The bonus itself can be applied for by the respective company once a year and once per vehicle. Every fully electric vehicle can be registered, i.e. a car, truck, pedelec, electric scooter or similar. While the annual payment amount for a car is just 250 to 350 euros, due to the significantly greater CO2 savings for a truck it is up to 1,000 euros or sometimes even a few thousand euros for a fully electric bus, which increases with the size of the bus vehicle fleets significantly noticeable in the accounting. However, it should not only be about pocketing the bonuses yourself, but also investing in future technologies such as charging stations, electric bicycles or e-scooters.