Photo: Martina Diemand

Num­bat and tegut… imple­ment fast-charg­ing ser­vice at loca­tions in Germany

The expan­sion of fast-charg­ing infra­struc­ture in the gro­cery retail sec­tor con­tin­ues to gain momen­tum. The clean­tech com­pa­ny Num­bat, a port­fo­lio com­pa­ny of eCAP­I­TAL AG, and tegut… will ensure a sig­nif­i­cant increase in fast charg­ing sta­tions up to 300 kW in cen­tral and south­ern Ger­many from 2023, lead­ing the devel­op­ment towards a nation­wide fast charg­ing infrastructure.

“The bat­tery of the e‑car can be almost ful­ly charged in 15 to 20 min­utes while you do your shop­ping in the store: In the future, this will be pos­si­ble at all of our cus­tomer park­ing lots,” promis­es Chris­t­ian Gün­ther, respon­si­ble for ener­gy man­age­ment at tegut…, “This will make shop­ping even more con­ve­nient for our cus­tomers. In the future, charg­ing the e‑car will no longer have to be planned, but will be done quick­ly and con­ve­nient­ly on the side. This is an absolute ben­e­fit for our cus­tomers, because with this fast-charg­ing option we are respond­ing com­plete­ly to their needs.”

Until now, the imple­men­ta­tion of a fast-charg­ing infra­struc­ture has proved dif­fi­cult. A com­pli­cat­ed con­nec­tion to the pow­er grid, trans­former sta­tions with cur­rent­ly long deliv­ery times for trans­form­ers, as well as seri­ous con­struc­tion mea­sures and high invest­ment costs pre­vent­ed the nec­es­sary expan­sion of fast charg­ing sta­tions. In Num­bat, tegut… has found a part­ner who solves these prob­lems with an inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy. Num­bat relies on a com­bi­na­tion of fast charg­ing sta­tion and bat­tery stor­age. Instal­la­tion is quick and uncom­pli­cat­ed, trans­former sta­tions are no longer required, and tegut… ben­e­fits on the one hand from a sus­tain­able and direct­ly imple­mentable fast charg­ing offer for cus­tomers. On the oth­er hand, Num­bat opti­mizes pow­er con­sump­tion in the respec­tive store through ener­gy man­age­ment and achieves cost savings.

Almost all tegut… loca­tions with park­ing space will be equipped with one to a max­i­mum of five fast charg­ing sys­tems with two charg­ing points each as ear­ly as 2023. In addi­tion, tegut…‘s expan­sion will result in addi­tion­al charg­ing loca­tions every year, as the fast charg­ing sys­tems will be planned from the out­set for every new build­ing in the future.

Mar­tin Schall, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Num­bat GmbH, is also con­vinced by the coop­er­a­tion: “With tegut… we have found anoth­er part­ner who focus­es on sus­tain­able, new tech­nolo­gies and knows what the world of tomor­row real­ly needs. We can thus real­ize a project in the three-dig­it mil­lion range, which will cat­a­pult us to a lead­ing provider of high-pow­er charg­ers in Germany.”