Lidl on track to install 350 rapid chargers by 2022
Lidl’s plans to install 350 rapid chargers by 2022 have reached a milestone with the installation of the 100th charger.
The rapid chargers are being installed under Lidl’s partnership with Pod Point, representing a total investment of more than £25m.
Following the installation of a 50kW charger at the Hayes Uxbridge Road store in Hillingdon, West London, Lidl now has rapid chargers in 100 stores across Great Britain.
Customers can charge their EVs with up to 80% charging capacity in 50 minutes with Lidl continuing to be the cheapest national supermarket chain for PAYG rapid charging, at 23p/kWh.
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point founder and CEO, said: “When most people think of Lidl, they probably think of food and drink. However, Lidl has also made an enormous contribution to rapid charging infrastructure in Great Britain. Currently 2.5 out of every 100 rapid chargers in the UK can be found at Lidl stores, and there are many more in the pipeline.”
Alan Barry, chief development officer for Lidl GB, commented: “We are committed to empowering our customers to make the right decisions for their lifestyle and are delighted to have reached this important milestone of bringing rapid charging for Electric Vehicles to 100 of our stores. We look forward to delivering this service to even more local areas in the near future as we continue with our investment.”
The partnership is on track to install a further 250 rapid chargers by the end of 2022.