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Greenman launches automated EV chargers across grocery portfolio

18th October 2023

Greenman Energy has launched “plug & charge” technology for its EV chargers sited on assets of the Greenman OPEN fund.

The fund is one of the largest food retail real estate investment funds in Germany and is also Europe’s largest article 9 fund.

The new technology allows electric vehicles to be automatically recognised by the charging station, making the entire charging process automated. Drivers do not need to scan membership cards or use specific apps.

Greenman Energy, a jv company of Greenman OPEN, began rolling out EV hypercharger stations at the fund's German supermarkets in June. 

Maximilian Bley, CEO & Founder of Greenman Energy, said: “The success of our charging hubs underlines the strategic importance of retail real estate in the revolution of e-mobility. Our analysis has shown that in 97% of cases, charging takes place during supermarket opening hours, and more than 40% of users return regularly. 

“These results illustrate that combining shopping with electric vehicle charging brings a win-win situation for both retailers and customers".

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