Shell to trial rapid EV charges at Aldi stores
Shell is working with Aldi to install recharge electric vehicle chargers at 11 of the supermarket’s stores across the UK.
Four 50kW rapid chargers will be placed at stores in areas such as Hinckley, Cambuslang, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Paignton, Ulverston, Welshpool, Deal and New Malden.
Bernie Williamson, general manager Shell Mobility UK, said: “Our ambition is for 90% of UK drivers to be within 10 minutes of a Shell rapid charger by 2030, whether on one of our forecourts or at other convenient destinations. Now Aldi customers will be able to charge up while they shop. Our 2023 EV drivers survey shows 63% of UK respondents say the availability of charge points influences where they shop and travel.”
Customers wanting to find out information about charger locations, availability and the estimated cost of a charging session will be able to do so through the Shell Recharge app. They will also be able to pay via the app or by contactless card.
George Brown, real estate director at Aldi UK, said: “We are committed to being an environmentally responsible retailer and we want to help our customers live more sustainably. We are pleased to be partnering with Shell for this trial, to provide our customers with access to rapid charging while they shop our high-quality, affordable products in store.”
Following installation at the first 11 stores, Shell and Aldi will explore the expansion of the partnership across the UK, based on customer feedback.
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