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Lidl Switzerland Completes 200,000 Refuels In Its E-Filling Stations

Lidl Switzerland has reached the milestone of completing 200,000 refuels in its e-charging stations.

The discounter has been steadily expanding its network of e-charging stations since 2016, enabling customers to charge their e-cars with green electricity at approximately 35 Lidl branches.

More than 200,000 free-of-charge refuelings have been carried out since the filling station network was set up.

E-Charging

The retailer has been operating e-filling stations in front of numerous branches since 2016, allowing customers to recharge their electric vehicles with free electricity during opening hours.

Since the opening of the first filling station in Dübendorf, Lidl Switzerland has already delivered over 2,400,000 kWh of energy through the filling stations through 200,000 instances of refuelling. This represents an average of 6 charges per charging column per day.

ABB's charging stations have three plugs that are compatible with all common electric vehicles. Fast charging is also possible as the columns support both AC and DC technology.

The network of e-filling stations will be continuously expanded in the coming years. In this way, Lidl Switzerland is reducing CO2 emissions from passenger transport in Switzerland.

Photovoltaic

Lidl Switzerland already produces electricity for its own consumption on over 46,800 square metres of photovoltaic systems and transfers the surplus electricity to the grid.

As part of the partnership with WWF, Lidl Switzerland had set itself the goal to triple the installed capacity of the PVA compared to 2015. This goal was already achieved in November 2019.

The retailer opened its 40th branch with a PVA in February of this year.

Lidl Switzerland has already set a new goal and plans to equip 100 branches with PVA by 2025.

© 2021 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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