March 6, 2024

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Shurgard Self Storage Ltd., the European affiliate of U.S.-based real estate investment trust Public Storage Inc., is adding electric-vehicle charging stations at 70 of its facilities. The operator is partnering with Leap24, a provider of charging stations for electric-commercial vehicles, which will design, stall and maintain 24 stations in London and 46 in the Netherlands, according to sources.

Expected to be available by year’s end, the stations will be equipped with 240kW dual chargers that can revive vehicles to approximately 80% in 30 minutes. They’ll be placed at self-storage facilities in zero-emission zones, near other businesses or on major streets. Each will be open 24 hours a day and accept bank and credit cards.

“The collaboration between Shurgard and Leap24 provides a unique boost to the realization of emission-free mobility hubs,” said Pelle Schlichting, founder of Leap24. “The unique combination of flexible storage and electric charging at perfect locations is a key ingredient for the success of zero-emission zones in many Dutch cities and the development of our network in and around London.”

Shurgard operates 276 self-storage properties comprising 1.4 million net rentable square meters in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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