Aldi to double the number of EV charging points offered at its stores over next 12 months
22 June 2022 | 0
Aldi Ireland is set to double its electric vehicle charging points over the next 12 months as part of its ‘drive’ towards a more sustainable future.
41 additional EV charging points are scheduled for installation over the next 12 months in Wexford, Galway, Louth, Dublin, Meath, Kerry, Cork and Mayo. A total of 79 EV charging points will be available across 19 Aldi stores.
Shoppers can already charge their electric vehicles at Aldi stores across Dublin, Cork, Meath, Wicklow, Kildare, Cavan, Mayo and Kerry. Currently free to use, the charging points are powered by 100% green electricity.
Aldi says its initiative aims to support the Government’s National EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy, which prioritises the delivery of rapid charge points over the next five years to facilitate the Government’s target of having almost a million EVs on Irish roads by 2030.
“We want to help Aldi shoppers live more sustainable lives and are constantly looking at new, innovative ways to make it easier for them shop with Aldi,” said Niall O’Connor, Aldi group managing director.
“By increasing our EV charging offering across our store network, our aim is to support customers in making environmentally friendly choices so that together we can work towards a greener future.”