Frequently Asked Questions



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

Please get in touch with us under +49 89 749 8240 or 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 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 (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) 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

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

That depends on the provider behind the debit card

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

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

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 😉