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Emobility 2024 - Perspectives on the new year from greenventors

In our latest edition of "Behind the Scenes", we take a look at emobility in 2024 and talk to Dr. Andreas Pfeiffer and Sebastian Jagsch, the founders of greenventors. Together, we explore the prospects and challenges that this year holds for the emobility industry.

Sebastian Jagsch & Dr. Andreas Pfeiffer (Founders of greenventors) about chances and challenges in 2024.

At the end of 2023, the German government caused a lot of uncertainty in the market with its ban on subsidies for electric cars. Dr. Pfeiffer, how do you think the ban on subsidies for electric cars will affect the market?

Dr. Pfeiffer: The funding freeze at the end of 2023 has undoubtedly caused uncertainty, but 2024 will be a crucial year for emobility. In the short term, this could lead to a drop in demand, as some potential buyers may be hesitant. However, in the medium and long term, we expect the electric mobility industry to be resilient. Manufacturers are increasingly focusing on innovation and economies of scale to reduce costs and increase the attractiveness of electric cars. This phase offers a unique opportunity to prove the sustainability of the market. We are confident that the demand for reliable charging infrastructure in the right locations will remain high.


Does greenventors see consolidation trends in the HPC operator market for 2024 and how should operators prepare for this?

S. Jagsch: Yes, we recognize that consolidation trends are definitely possible. In an evolving sector such as electromobility, mergers and acquisitions are a natural development. Operators should prepare for this by adapting their business models and entering into strategic partnerships in order to remain competitive in this dynamic environment. A healthy location portfolio with a clear database is an important basis for this. greenventors is ready to help operators navigate these changes and offer customized solutions to ensure their long-term success.



Mr. Jagsch, how will greenventors specifically support operators in what you see as the continued need to expand the charging infrastructure? 

S. Jagsch: In view of the challenges that could arise from the funding freeze, also with regard to the requirements of investors, greenventors recommends a strategic approach. We focus on helping charging station operators to standardize and optimize their planning and construction processes. This is crucial to ensure an efficient and cost-effective expansion of the charging infrastructure and thus meet investor requirements. Although short-term declines in electric vehicle sales are possible, we remain confident that the overall demand for energy at HPC charging parks will continue to grow. We are ready to help operators successfully navigate this phase and ensure that the charging infrastructure meets the needs of users.

 

What other specific challenges do you see and how does greenventors plan to tackle them?

S. Jagsch: We see two main areas where challenges exist. Firstly, charging station operators need to optimize their operating costs to ensure high availability and reliability while meeting the requirements of the AFIR (Association for Fast-charging Infrastructure Regulations). Secondly, optimizing energy procurement for fast-charging parks is crucial to ensure short-term profitability. We also place great emphasis on improving the charging experience through the integration of smart technologies and service enhancements, particularly in collaboration with site partners.


Dr. Pfeiffer, how does your real estate brokerage "energieparkmakler" position itself in this scenario?

Dr. Pfeiffer: energieparkmakler is an integral part of greenventors and plays a key role in identifying optimal locations for fast-charging parks. With our greenventors Location Index, we create a balanced relationship between location expansion and actual use of the charging stations.

How does greenventors support the real estate industry in meeting the legal requirements of the Building Electromobility Act (GEIG) and the ESG criteria?

Dr. Pfeiffer: greenventors focuses on offering specialized consulting to real estate developers and managers to support the implementation of charging infrastructure in line with the GEIG and ESG criteria. Our goal is to make real estate more attractive and sustainable, which in turn increases its value. With our expertise, we are able to implement efficient and future-proof electric mobility solutions by finding the right partners and driving matchmaking. In 2024, you can look forward to exciting deals and collaborations where greenventors acts as a catalyst in the background to actively shape the future of e-mobility in the real estate world.

How does greenventors plan to further expand and consolidate its leading role in brokering locations for fast-charging parks?

Dr. Pfeiffer: In order to further strengthen and expand our position, energieparkmakler is investing in three key areas: AI, relationship management and the team. These include advanced technologies and data analysis, such as AI-supported market and location analyses, to increase efficiency in identifying and evaluating locations. We also place great emphasis on relationship management and networking, including participation in industry events. We also invest in the continuous training and development of our team to stay at the cutting edge of technology and the industry.

Conclusion:

In 2024, there are numerous opportunities for greenventors that can be realized thanks to technological innovation, strategic networking and in-depth expertise in emobility. With energieparkmakler as a strong supporter in the background, greenventors is excellently positioned to further expand its leading role as a broker of first-class fast-charging locations and actively shape the future of emobility. As a strategic and action-oriented consultant, greenventors is ready to support operators of fast-charging infrastructures in a consolidating market. In addition, greenventors specializes in providing expert advice to the real estate industry, both in existing and new buildings, on the implementation of sustainable emobility solutions. In doing so, we focus on identifying and retaining the right partners in the long term in order to jointly drive forward sustainable emobility.

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