Numbat and tegut… implement fast-charging service at locations in GermanyPORTFOLIO NEWS
The expansion of fast-charging infrastructure in the food retail sector continues to gain momentum. The cleantech company Numbat, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL, and tegut… will ensure a significant increase in fast-charging points up to 300 kW in central and southern Germany from 2023, leading the development towards a nationwide fast-charging infrastructure.
Almost fully charging the battery of the e-car in 15 to 20 minutes you run your errands at the store: In the future, this will be possible at all of our customer parking lots. 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 completely catering to their needs.
Christian Günther, Head Energy Management, tegut... gute Lebensmittel GmbH & Co. KG
Until now, implementing 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 points. With 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, the expansion of tegut… will result in further charging locations every year, because in the future, fast-charging systems will be planned into every new building from the outset.
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.
Martin Schall, Managing Dierector, Numbat GmbH
The cleantech startup Numbat combines three worlds with its patented technology: A High-Power Charger (HPC) for the trendy topic of e-mobility, an integrated battery storage for energy management solutions, and all this with an environmentally friendly approach to contribute to climate change, especially with the patented multi-lifecycle concept. The founders are Dr.-Ing. Maximilian Wegener and Martin Schall, both long-time managers in battery technology. The company is based in Kempten (Allgäu).
Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL is an entrepreneur-led venture capital investor focusing on early- and growth-stage deep-tech companies with a positive impact on society. eCAPITAL is based in Germany and invests with its own funds with a total volume of over € 280 million in the areas of Sustainability, Enterprise Software, Cybersecurity, IoT and New Materials. In addition to financial resources, eCAPITAL offers its portfolio companies strategic support and access to an international network of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and founders and was lead investor in various deep-tech companies such as sonnen, Novaled or Jedox, which were sold very successfully to international strategists or investors.