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UK: Aldi partners with Shell to introduce new EV chargers at 11 Aldi stores across UK

Aldi has partnered with Shell to introduce new Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers at 11 Aldi stores across the UK.

Four 50kW rapid chargers will be installed in areas including Hinckley, Cambuslang, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Paignton, Ulverston, Welshpool, Deal and New Malden. Customers of the German discounter can access charger location, availability information and estimated cost of a charging session through the Shell Recharge app – and can pay for charging either via the app or by contactless card.

Additionally, no subscription is required to use the chargers.

Following the installation of EV chargers in the first 11 stores, Aldi is now planning to explore the expansion of the partnership across the UK, based on customer feedback.

General manager of Shell Mobility UK, Bernie Williamson 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.

He added: “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.”

Real estate director at Aldi UK, George Brown commented: “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.”

Earlier this year, the supermarket announced that it will be reducing its carbon footprint through a series of new energy-saving measures, such as installing chiller doors, air source heat pumps and more efficient fridges and lights.

Source: Grocery Gazett

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