Lidl to equip 400 supermarkets with EV chargers

A version of this article was first posted on Petrol Plaza’s blog

German discount supermarket Lidl is investing in a nationwide expansion of its electric vehicle charging network. Over the next year 400 Lidl supermarkets will be equipped with EV chargers and supplied with renewable energy.

This expansion will make Lidl the operator of the largest EV charger network in German food retailing.

"In order to advance the turnaround in mobility in Germany, we must take away people's worries about a limited range. The nationwide expansion of our charging infrastructure is therefore a decisive factor for the success of electric vehicles and an investment in tomorrow's mobility," explains Wolf Tiedemann, Head of Central Services at Lidl Deutschland.

Customers at Lidl branches and employees in Lidl logistics centres currently have around 30 charging stations at their disposal, and around 20 additional stations are currently being installed.

In Germany, Lidl has some 79,000 employees in 3,200 stores.