Lidl commits to installing 350 EV chargers by 2022

Pod Point has extended its partnership with Lidl to install 350 rapid electric vehicles (EV) chargers at stores across the UK.

Today the nationwide rollout has reached the 100th rapid EV charger following the installation at Hayes Uxbridge Road store in West London. 

Lidl has so far provided over 1 million kWh of energy to power customers vehicles in 2020. 

It is estimated that EV drivers using Lidl’s charge points have saved over 1.77million kg of CO2 since the first installations went live, equivalent to removing 920 diesel cars off the road. 

Lidl’s EV customers can now charge their EVs with up to 80% charging capacity in 50 minutes with the retailer continuing to be the cheapest national supermarket chain for PAYG rapid charging, at 23p/kWh3.

Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point founder & 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 added: ‘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.’

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Intersting figures around the failed driving tests emisssions. Would that not argue for a simulated preliminary test indoors ?