CEE office investor Globalworth has recently been cooperating with Polish technology firm Elocity, an electromobility provider, on a project to install electric vehicle charging stations at its buildings. These are to appear next to 14 office and mixed-use properties owned by Globalworth across Poland, including Hala Koszyki as well as the high-rise Warsaw Trade Tower and Spektrum Tower buildings in the Polish capital.
The Elocity charging stations will be available at 14 complexes and mixed-use buildings owned by Globalworth in six Polish cities: Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Łódź, Warsaw and Wrocław. Most of the stations have already been installed.
From February or March, users will be able to charge cars with green energy at Silesia Star in Katowice, Quattro Business Park in Kraków, Green Horizon in Łódź, Tryton Business House in Gdańsk, and also at Warsaw Trade Tower, Spektrum Tower and Hala Koszyki in Warsaw. These stations are also to be installed at other Globalworth-owned buildings in the first quarter of the current year, including Lubicz Park in Kraków, Skylight & Lumen in Warsaw, the A4 Business Park in Katowice as well as Retro Office House, West Link and West Gate in Wrocław.
“This network of Elocity electric vehicle charging stations is the latest step to support green development that we are undertaking for Globalworth’s portfolio buildings. Importantly, the stations will be powered by green energy, which we have been using in all our properties since 2021. This is, without doubt, a huge bonus for our tenants, their employees and their guests, but it is also an expression of our common goal to reduce our carbon footprint and be more socially responsible,” said Piotr Zatorski, the Portfolio Projects Manager at Globalworth Poland.
Globalworth is a pioneer on the Polish market in terms of employing green solutions in its office and mixed-use buildings. Since 2021, all the buildings in Globalworth’s portfolio have been 100 percent powered by green energy from renewable sources and have also been BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certified to confirm that they are environmentally friendly and sustainable. The company is now implementing other plans to support electromobility and environmentally-friendly practices.
“Globalworth’s management understands very well that electric vehicles represent the future of motorisation. The huge growth in the number of electric vehicles in Poland in 2021 was just the beginning of long-term changes as well as marking a growth trend for the market. In line with this trend, investing in electric vehicle charging stations for our own centres was a natural move towards enhancing the attractiveness of all these buildings,” said Michał Baranowski, the CEO of Elocity.
He added: “We have been working on this charging station project for several months and are very pleased with the solutions that have finally been adopted. By using procedures that have already been developed and by preparing our team in the appropriate manner, our project to open new charging points in the locations selected by Globalworth has been running smoothly. The key to successfully doing this is expert knowledge and experience, which is what you need to look for when choosing an electromobility provider.”
Elocity is a Polish technology company specialising in electromobility, which provides comprehensive solutions for public and private electric vehicle charging stations. Elocity’s software supports the entire process of selling charging services, including the electronic issuing of receipts and invoices, station monitoring, independent pricing, and providing user access to apps and technical support. It also includes features specifically designed for commercial, logistics and hotel property owners as well as fleet managers, including the use of private charging stations and fleet cards.