Frequently Asked Questions

Investments

  • MerlinBonds are interest-bearing assets in the form of subordinated loans. Depending on your investment amount, you receive an interest rate of 5% or 6 % annually on December 31st and your initial investment back on December 31st, 2026. Subordinated loans contain a qualified subordination clause. This clause means that the investor’s claim for repayment of and interest on the subordinated loan is subordinated to the claims of the issuer’s other creditors as defined in section 39 (1) no. 5 InsO. To read more about the risks related to subordinated loans, please click here for investments between €100 and €9,900 and here for investments above €10,000

  • If you would like to invest up to €9,900 with an interest rate of 5%, you can register here 

    For investments equal and above €10,000 with an interest rate of 6%, please register here

  • You need to be of legal age and have your email address, phone number, bank account details and ID card or passport ready

  • Please contact us under +49 89 749 8240 and we will help you through the process
  • During registration, you will be asked in which city you prefer your investment to be placed. Initially, we have selected 10 German cities as options. If location isn’t important, please choose “other”

  • The minimum investment is €100 = 1 MerlinBond

  • The maximum investment through this platform is €25,000. If you would like to invest a higher sum, please contact us under +49 89 749 8240 or info@jolt.energy

  • Please get in touch with us under +49 89 749 8240 or info@jolt.energy and we will provide you with more information

  • The interest rate will be transferred to the bank account you have provided on December 31st every year until 2026, when the full initial investment will be returned to you
  • Your initial investment will be repaid on December 31st, 2026

  • This is asked of you once as a part of the registration process and a second time to confirm your investment, as a legal requirement from the German financial authorities
  • The German financial authorities allow for the full version of the document to be published only in German. Here we have provided an overview of the most important information in English

  • JOLT’s aim is to build a network of ultra-fast chargers in European and North American cities. We’re starting with 10 cities in Germany: Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, and Stuttgart. The first city we are focusing on is the one we are based in – Munich
  • Yes, please contact us under +49 89 749 8240 or info@jolt.energy for more information
  • JOLT deploys its ultra-fast chargers in cities, where over 70% of us live. Most city dwellers will never be able to charge at home and will be dependent on public charging. MerlinBonds allow us to make this convenient high-tech charging solution available to you. Additionally, each of our Merlin chargers has a huge positive impact on the environment by enabling more and more people to switch e-mobility

JOLT & Our Technology

  • JOLT is an experienced team, coming from automotive and power engineering. We are passionate about e-mobility and helping the environment. We believe in improving the air in our cities by shifting to cleaner vehicles. We’re also convinced that e-mobility will only be successful if sufficient fast charging options are available. Therefore, we’re building a network of ultra-fast chargers for electric vehicles in European and North American cities, starting with 10 cities in Germany
  • By ultra-fast charging we mean DC fast charging above 150 kW
  • Ultra-fast charging allows you to charge your electric vehicle (EV) in a very short time. In 10-15 minutes, you should be able to increase your range by 250 km. This varies with different types of EV
  • Merlins are ultra-fast mobile chargers, capable of fully charging your car in ca. 30 minutes. Their mobility allows them to be installed anywhere, without major construction work – making them perfect for urban areas

  • Our Merlin chargers are engineered and manufactured in the DACH region
  • Our Merlins can charge almost all EVs which were produced since 2020 and are capable of taking a DC charge through a CCS 2.0 cable

Affiliate Partners

  • JOLT affiliate partners are people who earn a reward by promoting MerlinBonds within their own network
  • If you would like to become a certified JOLT affiliate partner, please contact us under +49 (0) 89 74982 420 or info@jolt.energy

JOLT & Tamoil

  • JOLT will be installing ultra-fast chargers on Tamoil stations starting in the summer of 2022

  • You can charge your weekly driving needs of 250 km within 10 to 15 minutes or fully within 30 minutes, depending on your car model
  • The cost of charging has not yet been decided but will be comparable to other ultra-fast charging providers
  • Our team is working on the plan to roll out the stations and we will let you know as soon as we have this information
  • You can pay on the JOLT app, with a credit card, Google or Apple Pay or with your roaming provider
  • We recommend this, but it’s not strictly necessary
  • At a minimum, you need a credit card, but we also accept cards from other roaming providers
  • You can pay with a credit card or a card from another roaming provider
  • Unfortunately, it will not be possible to pay cash, but we offer multiple other payment options such as credit card, Google or Apple Pay
  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • That depends on the provider behind the debit card
  • Yes

  • All EV models that us the European CCS2 DC charging standard
  • This completely depends on the type of car. JOLT chargers can charge up to 320 kW
  • At JOLT, we work with multiple partners independently in a constant effort to expand our network and provide more and conveniently located ultra-fast charging options to our customers
  • Currently our agreement with Tamoil is limited to the Netherlands
  • We are working on being able to offer Plug & Charge in the future
  • If you have more questions, you can get in touch with us under +49 89 749 8240 or info@jolt.energy

  • We apply for all subsidies that are available, depending on region and location

  • Our business model is designed to carefully manage the cost of electricity and keep it as stable as possible. However, market variances may allow to adjust the prices upwards or downwards
  • JOLT exclusively uses renewable power as an energy source
  • Yes, JOLT exclusively uses renewable power as an energy source
  • JOLT and Tamoil are working together to include loyalty benefits in the charging program
  • Yes, but we recommend having an umbrella or a raincoat 😉