“Aldi Supermarkets partners with RWE to open the first fast charging stations for electric vehicles”

On May 8 in Dusseldorf, Germany, the chain Aldi supermarkets, in partnership with RWE, inaugurated the first free charger point for electric vehicles with energy from solar panels installed on the building.

Charging stations are RWE/EFACEC QC20 DC models that offer an innovative fast charging technology. The charging process takes – depending on the vehicle – less than 1 hour, staying the vehicle autonomously for 80 kilometers. The underlying concept is to be a charging as fast as the purchase of the owner in supermarket.

This is the starting point for a much broader project: is expected by June, installing chargers in 50 Aldi supermarkets in the metropolitan areas of Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Cologne, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Munich and Stuttgart.

The Minister of the German Environment, Barbara Hendricks, congratulated the chain Aldi supermarkets for their exemplary role in the electric mobility area and encouraged other companies to follow the example.