Retail giant Aldi will soon install charge points for electric cars outside its stores.
According to globalconstructionreview.com, these charge points will allow for customers to reboot their vehicles free of charge while they shop.
According to the German discounter, these new charge points will be able to charge an electric car in just 30 minutes and the first 47 sockets will be introduced in Düsseldorf, West Germany.
German energy utility RWE will operate the charging stations, providing 'fast quick-charge technology', according to Aldi.
Globalconstructionreview.com added that Florian Kempf, head of energy management at Aldi Süd, said, “Sustainability and climate change affect us all. With the ‘Fill up on Sun’ project, we want to inspire our customers to choose an environment-friendly form of mobility.
"The energy is produced by solar photovoltaic systems on the store roof and delivered directly to the car park below for free. There is no better way to put the energy revolution into practice than this.”
© 2015 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Ciara Mooney.