One charger - three plugs
Expansion of the German charging network is gaining speed as another company has added a significant project.
ALDI SÜD intends to install 50 multi-standard chargers (20 kW CCS, CHAdeMO and Type 2).
50 sites only in this one project will increase the current CCS number in Germany by one third and CHAdeMOs by even more.
"Citing environmental protection and giving its customers an easy and free access to charging as its motivation, leading German supermarket chain ALDI is investing in charging stations at its branches all across Germany. Cooperating with RWE, one of the biggest utilities in the country, they are spending €2.2 million to deploy around 50 chargers in the car parks of their shops by this summer. The chargers, called „Sonne tanken“, are equipped with 20kW CCS, CHAdeMO and Type 2 connectors and will be powered by solar PV panels installed on the rooftops of the ALDI stores."
Good new does not end here. All ALDI chargers will be free, even if the driver doesn’t buy anything at the supermarket.