JOLT and Tamoil Nederland are pleased to announce their agreement to equip up to 33 urban Tamoil service stations in the Netherlands with JOLT’s MerlinOne Ultra Fast charging stations starting in 2022.
“The collaboration with JOLT marks the beginning of a rapid transition to service for our growing e‑mobility customer base. The MerlinOne Ultra-Fast Charger is a key enabler for us to flexibly expand our e‑mobility offering and overcome the challenge of a lengthy and costly grid upgrade. We are looking forward to embarking on this e‑journey together with JOLT,” says Ronald Kempen, Managing Director of Tamoil Nederland B.V..
The MerlinOne charging station was designed and developed by JOLT specifically for charging situations in cities where the existing power grid makes it difficult to provide ultra-fast charging. “Once the project is operational, drivers will be able to recharge their weekly driving needs in 10 to 15 minutes, a significant improvement over existing home and road charging alternatives,” said Maurice Neligan, CEO of JOLT.
Tamoil has been active in the Dutch fuel market for more than 70 years. The company currently operates 225 service stations in the Netherlands, giving it a market share of more than 5 %.. The company invests in sustainability and is socially committed. For example, Tamoil offers its customers sustainable fuels at a large number of filling stations and produces green electricity for its filling station network with its share in Zonnepark XXL in Assen. Tamoil is part of the Oilinvest Group, an oil company with service stations in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands. The head office of Tamoil Nederland B.V. is located in Ridderkerk.
JOLT Energy Group is a Dublin, Munich and Boston-based group founded in 2017 by a team of former automotive and energy executives with the goal of changing the traditional conventions of urban charging. JOLT aims to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in major cities over the next decade. JOLT uses advanced mobile charging stations with integrated batteries to overcome the weaknesses of the existing power grid. In some cases, this means placing charging stations on city streets like batteries and replacing them with freshly charged units when they run out.
This collaborative project with Tamoil is part of JOLT’s ChargeMyCity campaign, which aims to promote mobility transformation in communities by bringing together property owners, financiers and charging station operators in regional charging projects.