A total of 100 rapid chargers have been supplied by Pod Point to Lidl stores across Great Britain, the firm has said.
The charging company will now target another 250 more by 2022 following the installation of its 100th 50kW charger at its Uxbridge Road store in West London.
The news follows the roll-out of Lidl chargers in 2019 by Pod Point with the aim to have charging at 300 stores by 2022 – an investment of £25m in charging infrasturcture.
A further 50 stores have been added to the initial strategy to ensure rapid charging across a third of the supermarket chain’s stores.
Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point founder & CEO, said: “When most people think of Lidl, they probably think of food and drink. However, the fact is that Lidl has made an enormous contribution to rapid charging infrastructure in Great Britain, as this significant milestone shows. 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 commented: “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.”
- image from press release