Charging the battery of your EV in 15 to 20 minutes while you do your supermarket shopping – this is now possible at tegut… in Dipperz. Today, during a press event, a High-Power charging station with two charging points was officially put into operation in the customer car park, where customers can charge their electric cars with up to 300 KW of charging power. The launch in Dipperz is a significant milestone for the cleantech company Numbat: The first Numbat outside its home region, Allgäu, is now a reality – and many more to follow.
Christian Günther, responsible for energy management at tegut…, regards this new offer as a real added value for customers while shopping: “In future, charging the electric car will no longer need to be planned, but will take place quickly and conveniently on the side. With the cleantech company Numbat, we have found a partner who is not only just as customer oriented as we are but who also has the necessary know-how and the appropriate technology to implement such a High-Power charging offer in a way that is compatible with the grid.”
Up to now, the implementation of an ultra-fast charging infrastructure has been challenging: a complicated connection to the medium-voltage electricity grid, transformer stations with currently long delivery times for transformers, as well as serious construction measures and high investment costs have so far prevented or at least significantly hindered a necessary expansion of fast-charging points.
“Numbat relies on a combination of High-Power charging station and battery storage,” explains Martin Schall, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Numbat GmbH, and adds: “On the one hand, installation is quick and uncomplicated, transformer stations are unnecessary, and tegut… also benefits from a sustainable and directly implementable fast charging offer for its customers. On the other hand, Numbat optimises power consumption in department shops through energy management, thus achieving cost savings.”
At today’s press event for the commissioning of the High-Power Charging Station in Dipperz, numerous customers, who were interested in the technology and the new offer, were also present. The tegut… supermarket in Dipperz is just the beginning with its fast-charging service. In September 2022 tegut… and Numbat announced that they would jointly implement up to 1,000 rapid charging points at almost all locations with open-air parking areas in Germany. This means that only eight months have passed from planning to implementing the first Numbat. In addition, Numbat will work with other cooperation partners, such as the gas station chain PM Pfennings Mobility and the electronics retailer EURONICS to rapidly expand the ultra-fast charging infrastructure in all regions of Germany, with many of the installations already planned for 2023.
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 the energy transition, 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).
The tegut… gute Lebensmittel GmbH & Co. KG is a trading company with over 300 food markets in Hessen, Thüringen, Bayern, Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz and Niedersachsen. The focus of the full-range retailer is on offering fresh and organic food, regional sourcing as well as training and further education opportunities for employees.
Up to 23,000 products
tegut… offers its customers around 23,000 products: Common brand products, the low-priced entry-level products of the “Jeden Tag” brand, the high-quality private labels in the price and quality levels tegut… added value brand with the tegut… purity promise, tegut… vom Feinsten and tegut… Bio as well as a variety of other organic brands and organic association goods such as from Bioland, Naturland and Demeter.
Full-range grocer with a focus on organic products
In 1982, tegut… included organic food in its assortment for the first time and today generates 28.4% of its sales with more than 4,600 organic products. tegut… operates various sales concepts: Currently 144 supermarkets (under its own management with 800 qm to 2,500 qm sales area as a full-range retailer with up to 23,000 articles), 117 owner-operated local supply stores (with up to 800 qm sales area and around 7,500 articles on offer) as well as 25 “tegut… Lädchen” (from 120 qm in the countryside and in urban districts with around 4,200 products for local supply). Since November 2020, the company has also been operating digital micro shops with a sales area of just 50 square metres at currently 26 locations with the tegut… teo concept. In addition, there are currently three so-called QUARTIER stores with a size of around 400 square metres and a wide range of fresh snacks and ready-prepared meals.
Part of Migros Zurich
Since 2013, tegut… has been part of the Migros Zürich cooperative. 2022 net sales amount to 1.25 billion euros (previous year: 1.25 billion) A total of around 7,600 people on average work for tegut… in the stores, the logistics centres and the central services in Fulda. employees. Further information is available at: www.tegut.com, www.facebook.com/tegut, www.instagram.com/tegut, tiktok.com/@tegut or pinterest.de/tegut_gutelebensmittel/.
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Communication Manager | Numbat GmbH