Lidl hits 100th rapid charger milestone


The nationwide rollout of rapid chargers at Lidl stores has reached the 100th rapid charger milestone, following the installation of a 50kW charger at the Hayes Uxbridge Road store in Hillingdon, West London.

This milestone takes Pod Point and Lidl closer to their goal of installing 350 rapid chargers by 2022.

Lidl, which has rapid chargers in 100 stores across Great Britain. It’s estimated that EV drivers using Lidl’s chargepoints have saved over 1.77 million kg of CO2 since the first installations went live, equivalent to removing 920 diesel cars off the road.

Lidl’s EV rapid charger rollout represents a total investment in EV charging infrastructure of over £25M and forms part of the store’s commitment to address range anxiety, accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and help customers to lead more sustainable lives.

Lidl’s EV customers can now charge their EVs with up to 80 percent charging capacity in 50 minutes with the retailer continuing to be the cheapest national supermarket chain for PAYG rapid charging, at 23p/kWh*3.

Commenting on the milestone, Erik Fairbairn, Pod Point Founder & CEO, said: “When most people think of Lidl, they probably think of food and drink. However, Lidl has also made an enormous contribution to rapid charging infrastructure in Great Britain. 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.”