Byodo erects 16 charging stations for its e-vehicle fleet

Byodo Naturkost GmbH was founded in 1985 and is still an owner-managed company that exclusively carries food from 100% organic ingredients from agricultural cultivation. The company philosophy follows “the common path”, which is derived from the translation of the company name freely from Japanese. 

Charging infrastructure for company cars

The company is expanding its e-charging infrastructure at its headquarters in Mühldorf am Inn. In the future, 16 new charging options will be available for company cars. The organic company generates the electricity for this itself with the photovoltaic system on the roof of the company building.

The charging current for the electric vehicle fleet is produced by the in-house solar plant

On July 6, 2022, the construction of the new e-charging stations celebrated groundbreaking. In the fall, all work should be completed and the stations will go into operation. At all wallboxes 22 KW will be available to charge fully electric vehicles from 0 to 100% in about 4 hours. 

Conversion of the company fleet to EVs

Byodo Naturkost is gradually converting its company fleet from hybrid to electric cars. Several “electric cars” from Volkswagen and Mercedes have already been part of the fleet for some time. “We are very proud of our climate-neutral company building. However, a major CO2 factor up to now has been the journey of our employees to the Mühldorf site in company cars. Therefore, we have decided to expand sustainability at the site in order to further reduce our carbon footprint,” says Byodo Managing Director Stephanie Moßbacher.

Of course: “Filling up” with green electricity

The organic company generates the electricity for the charging columns directly on its own roof. The photovoltaic systems on the office building and warehouse generate up to 500 kWp at peak times – this corresponds to an annual CO2 saving of around 300,000 kg. Byodo Naturkost uses most of this electricity itself.

For the energy requirements beyond that, the family-owned company only purchases green electricity and thus completely dispenses with fossil fuels at the site. The new wallboxes for the charging stations were produced in Austria in a climate-neutral manner. 

Charging options also for customers

While the newly built e-charging stations will be available exclusively for Byodo company cars, the company also offers public charging stations at the parking lot of the company-owned Feinsinn organic food store. For customers of the organic food store, charging is also completely free of charge – they can activate this function at the charging station with their Feinsinn customer card. 

Text: Peter Grett based on a PM from Byodo.
Images: Byodo

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