Greenman launches hyperchargers for German supermarkets
Greenman Group has begun to roll out electric vehicle “hyperchargers” across its German food retail portfolio.
The investment manager’s €1.13 billion ($1.22 billion) Greenman OPEN fund, one of the largest food retail real estate investment funds in Germany, is getting its first hypercharging stations, which allow rapid charging of EVs. Subsidiary Greenman Energy has begun construction of the chargers at a retail centre in Berlin, boosted with €1.2m of bank finance.
Maximilian Bley, CEO of Greenman Energy, said: "This is a clear signal that banks have confidence in our vision and the future viability of our concept. We assume that financing the expansion of renewable e-mobility will very soon go from being an individual case to an everyday business."
He said four charging points would be installed at the Mahlsdorfer Märkte centre in Berlin (pictured above) this month. This will be followed by one additional location per month and Greenman plans to install around 250 charging stations at 66 retail assets across Germany by 2027.