Discount retailer Aldi and utility E.ON, both German-owned, signed a deal to install charging stations for electric cars in the parking lots of 123 Aldi stores and to add similar stations to most newly built Aldi stores in the future.
The E.ON network opwning in Aldi parking lots means more than 360 new charging points nationwide, as most parking lots will offer two to four charging slots. The investment represents a big step forward in building e-mobility infrastructure, the companies said in a joint statement.
E-mobility is a key area of the future that will take off in development at the speed of sound. The deal with Aldi entails the creation of a standardised nationwide network, which is a milestone achievement,
E.ON board member Zsolt Jamniczky said.
The e-car charging station network to be built and operated by E.ON will offer our customers an opportunity to recharge, thereby contributing to environmentally friendly transportation,
said Bernhard Haider, managing director of ALDI Magyarország Élelmiszer Bt.
The network will include both AC and DC chargers, depending on the individual Aldi store's location and nearby charging capacities available. The current deal is for 10 years, with an option to extend the agreement to a further five years.