Aldi and NewMotion partner to bring hundreds of EV charge points to shoppers
NewMotion is partnering with Aldi to provide hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points at all new Aldi store locations across the UK.
The partnership will see 140 NewMotion chargers installed at Aldi – the UK’s fifth largest supermarket – stores and made available to the UK public, with the potential of more to follow to match expected rising customer demand. Aldi will also install charge points at its headquarters in Atherstone to encourage and support the uptake of sustainable driving for its staff.
The NewMotion charge points will support charging speeds of up to 22kW, which fits in-between typical home chargers (3.5-7kW) and rapid chargers (50-300kW). The company’s say that this will ensure Aldi’s EV infrastructure is future-proofed to accommodate newer EV models that will have bigger battery sizes and support greater charging speeds. The Aldi charge points will additionally be supported by 24/7 dedicated account management from NewMotion’s team.
Alan McCleave, UK general manager of NewMotion, said: “We are scaling up our offering in the UK to make EV charging easy and accessible for a growing number of drivers. Now is the perfect time for retailers and commercial businesses to invest in their charging infrastructure.”
Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi UK, said: “Sustainability and protecting the environment is extremely important to us and our customers. We are delighted to be working with NewMotion to offer shoppers access to fast, easy charging facilities when they visit our stores, and to further support our colleagues to make more environmentally-friendly choices.”
Recent research by NewMotion found that 45% of drivers were concerned about charging infrastructure being key in electric vehicle adoption.
The new charge points will additionally offer Aldi insight into their use, by way of NewMotion’s Business Hub online platform. This offers remote access management, tariff setting, cost allocation and other smart charging features. These can provide costs insight and real-time data of EV fleets and charging infrastructure.