Greenman Energy have completed installation of their fist EV-charging stations at Mahlsdorfer Märkte, Berlin, one of the retail centres GFORM manages for the Greenman OPEN fund. The charging stations can charge an EV up to 80% in as little as 30 minutes ensuring users have time to shop for groceries in EDEKA before leaving.
The new edition of the IEA’s annual Global Electric Vehicle Outlook shows that more than 10 million electric cars were sold worldwide in 2022 and that sales are expected to grow by another 35% this year to reach 14 million.
The German government is targeting to have one in four (15 million) electric cars on German roads by 2030. Greenman Energy aims to place Hypercharging stations next to supermarkets and retail parks across the country to meet the increasing demand for charging options during grocery shopping. The plan is to provide around 250 operational charging stations for consumers by 2027.
Maximilian Bley, CEO of Greenman Energy says, “We’re delighted to open our first four charging points at the Mahlsdorfer Märkte property this week. We plan to continue our expansion, connecting at least one additional location per month.
GFORM supports OPEN in its commitment to have a Net-Zero portfolio by 2050. To do this we are working closely with some of Germany’s leading grocery retailers to implement carbon saving measures which will reduce Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. The installation of EV charging units at OPEN’s properties targets to help retailers reduce their Scope 3 emissions as well as providing an additional income stream for the fund.