Financial instruments and incentives

A variety of financing approaches can be used for any given charging infrastructure project. This chapter will give you insight into the three main categories of funding sources.

1. Private investment of charging station operators

chargepointAlthough the amortisation time of a private investment in charging infrastructure is often quite long, there are many private companies and start up-firms investing in this business.

In some cases, private investors offer value added services such as advertising, diagnostics and garage referrals.

One of the most important examples of such a private investment model is the EV charging network startup ChargePoint (Coulomb Technologies) that launched a $100 million lease financing fund. You can learn more about their approach here.