Aldi trials Shell EV chargers

Aldi is trialling Shell’s electric vehicle chargers across 11 UK stores.

Four 50kW rapid chargers will be installed in areas including Hinckley, Cambuslang, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Paignton, Ulverston, Welshpool, Deal and New Malden.

Customers will be able to access details about charger locations, availability information, and the estimated cost of a charging sessions through the Shell Recharge app. They can also pay for their charging via the app or by contactless card.

“We are committed to being an environmentally responsible retailer and we want to help our customers live more sustainably,” said George Brown, real estate director, Aldi UK. “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 the trial, Aldi and Shell will explore the expansion of the partnership across the UK based on customer feedback.

Bernie Williamson, general manager Shell Mobility UK, said: “Our ambition is for 90 per cent 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 per cent of UK respondents say the availability of charge points influences where they shop and travel.”

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