All new Aldi stores across the UK will soon have new electric vehicle (EV) charge points as part of a deal with Shell’s charging point supplier NewMotion.
This will add around 140 chargers to the UK public network, which will support charging speeds of up 22kW, higher than the 7kW chargers generally available.
The upgrade will ensure chargers can accommodate newer EV models, which will have will have bigger battery sizes.
Aldi says it will also deploy EV charging infrastructure at its headquarters in Atherstone, in Warwickshire, to encourage the uptake of sustainable driving.
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.”
Alan McCleave, UK General Manager of NewMotion, said: “We are excited to be partnering with one of the UK’s fastest-growing supermarkets. 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.”