E-Mobility as a Customer Service with APCOA: The Largest Fast-Charging Hub in Berlin’s City Centre Is Being Set up in the Alexa Multi-Storey Car Park

- Berlin, Germany
The largest Tesla fast-charging hub in Berlin city centre is being built in the APCOA multi-storey car park at the ALEXA shopping centre:  (from left to right) Oliver Hanna, Centre Manager ALEXA Shoppingcenter Berlin / Sierra Germany, Malte Kendel, Authorised Representative & Manager Charging / Tesla, Philippe Op de Beeck, Chief Executive Officer / APCOA, Niels Christ, Group Director Urban Hubs / APCOA and Martin Sölle, Senior Project Manager Innovation / Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO

More attractiveness and service for customers and at the same time a significant step towards sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility in the capital: The car park operated by APCOA in Berlin's ALEXA shopping centre today presented twelve Tesla Supercharger charging stations of the latest generation and will soon offer the largest fast-charging hub for electric vehicles in Berlin's city centre. The underground car park is also the first of its kind with a Tesla fast-charging hub in Germany.

Access to a widely available, convenient, and reliable fast-charging network is essential for the large-scale introduction of electric vehicles. To make it easier for ALEXA customers without charging facilities at home or at work to keep and use an electric car, to offer them another valuable service when visiting the centre and thus also to support climate protection in the city of Berlin, APCOA, as the leading car park operator in Europe, has entered a cooperation with Tesla, the world's leading manufacturer of electric vehicles.

Tesla today unveiled a fast-charging station with twelve Tesla Supercharger charging points in the APCOA multi-storey car park directly at Berlin Alexanderplatz. The Supercharger charging stations in the ALEXA are part of Tesla's latest and most advanced charging technology. The powerful charging station enables vehicles to be charged quickly and conveniently with a peak output of up to 250 kW. Charging from 10 % to 80 % only takes 25-30 minutes on average. The Superchargers will soon be available not only to Tesla drivers, but also to electric car owners of all other brands.

Electric car drivers will then be able to conveniently manage the charging process via the official Tesla app and have access to real-time information, such as the availability of charging points and the charging status. In the future, ALEXA visitors will no longer have to search for an electric parking space on the street but can conveniently check in advance whether an e-charging parking space is available in the APCOA car park at ALEXA. Once it has been activated, they will be able to charge their vehicle quickly and conveniently and can make good use of the charging time to stroll around the centre, do some shopping or eat at the ALEXA Food Court.


APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking operator with 50 years of industry expertise. With its 4,700 employees, the company manages more than 1.7 million individual parking spaces at over 12,000 locations. These parking spaces are all situated in the proximity of 70% of the population of APCOAs 13 countries' organizations. With its consistent "asset-light" business model, APCOA is the trusted partner that maximizes value for private and public real estate owners

Via its open digital platform APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with clients, partners, customers, and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into Urban Hubs, providing the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, e-charging, and technology-based services. Customers profit from innovative and convenient experiences provided by APCOA and its partners which use the car parks to deliver their services. The environment also benefits as the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic for logistics and searching for parking. By connecting parking, mobility, and services for urban life, APCOA is positioned to be an integral part of the digital and physical urban ecosystem.


ALEXA on Berlin's Alexanderplatz is one of the most successful and, with up to 15 million visitors a year, one of the most frequented shopping centres in Germany. www.alexacentre.com and www.alexab2b.com

About Union Investment

Union Investmentis one of the leading property investment managers in Europe. The property portfolio, which is diversified across 26 national markets and five continents, comprises around 500 properties in the office, hotel, retail, residential and logistics segments. The global retail portfolio with a volume of around 10 billion euros currently comprises 86 existing properties, including the CityQuartier FÜNF HÖFE in Munich, the ALEXA in Berlin and the QUARREE Wandsbek in Hamburg. https://realestate.union-investment.com/de

About Sierra

Sierra is a property company with international expertise that focuses on urban transformation. Sierra develops leading property solutions that create added value for society, customers and partners - individually for each location and life cycle. Sustainability is the cornerstone of all business areas. With projects in over 35 countries, Sierra manages assets worth around EUR 6.6 billion. www.sonaesierra.com


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