POD Point, the charging point supplier, has announced a partnership with supermarket chain Lidl that will see rapid charge points installed at 40 stores.
Customers will be able to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) free of charge while they shop, and Erik Fairbairn, chief executive of POD Point, said the expansion of the network of public charge points would make EVs even more attractive to prospective customers.
“Our partnership with Lidl is an important element in the wider rollout of the Open Charge Network, and a significant step towards our target of putting a POD Point everywhere people park for an hour or more by 2020.”
Mark Gallagher, Grosvenor Leasing’s green fleet specialist added, “As more partnerships such as this are announced it makes it easier and easier for drivers of electric vehicles to charge their cars and vans quickly and without disruption to their day.
“We are heading to a position that, rather than search round for a charging point and have to wait, the charging of your car and van fits into your daily routine thanks to them being increasingly located at key places where drivers stop.”