Lidl has become the latest supermarket chain to announce that it will be installing rapid electric vehicle EV charge points at all of its new stores.
In addition to installing rapid EV chargers at its new stores, Lidl will also retrofit EV charging points at a number of its existing stores.
The German supermarket has committed £25m to installing 300 rapid EV charge points over the next three years. These Rapid EV chargers will be able to charge electric vehicles from 0-80% charge in about 50 minutes. This commitment means that by 2022 over a third of Lidl stores will have rapid EV chargers available for customers. The charge points will be operated by Pod Point and can be used via the company’s mobile app. Users will pay 23p per kWh, to charge their electric vehicles. Lidl says this is the best value rapid charger rate on the market.
Each Rapid EV charger will have its own allocated and marked parking bays for use. Lidl stores with EV charge points will also be visible on the Lidl app, Zap-Map and Pod Point’s maps.
Ingo Fischer, Chief Development Officer for Lidl GB, said: “At Lidl, we are committed to tackling the environmental concerns that our customers care most about, whilst giving them access to solutions that will support them in their ambition to lead more sustainable lives. Not only will our customers be able to charge their electric cars in 50 mins – less time than it takes to do a big shop – they will be able to do it for the best price on the market.”
“It is our hope that, through this significant investment, we will enable easier access to charging points, ultimately helping more households switch to electric vehicles.”
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