SPAR Austria to expand E-charging locations to 335 by 2025

SPAR Austria and nine leading domestic electricity suppliers are joining forces to expand the e-charging network for electric cars in Austria.

By 2025, over 200 e-charging locations will be added to the existing 120 locations at SPAR, EUROSPAR, and INTERSPAR stores. The network of the Federal Association of Electric Mobility Austria (BEÖ) is growing faster than ever before.

More than 100,000 electrically powered passenger cars are currently on Austria’s roads, and that number is growing every day. A nationwide charging infrastructure is crucial for future zero-emission mobility.

“Buying groceries and charging the car at the same time – that is the future of mobility. SPAR and its partner, the Federal Association of Electric Mobility Austria (BEÖ), will realise this at even more locations throughout Austria in the coming years”, said Hans K. Reisch, Deputy Chairman of the SPAR Austria Board.

By adding over 200 e-charging locations to the existing ones at SPAR, EUROSPAR, INTERSPAR stores and SES shopping centres, the network will be extended to 335 charging stations by 2025 and 535 by the end of 2028.

This will create the largest charging network at retail outlets in Austria. Each location will have up to six charging points with 11 to 150 kW charging power.

SPAR partners with the Federal Association of Electric Mobility Austria (BEÖ) Energy companies Salzburg AG, Energie Steiermark, lllwerke vkw, and IKB are already cooperating with SPAR Austria in realising e-charging stations at SPAR car parks.

“By expanding this partnership, we are taking the charging infrastructure in Austria to a new level. These nine leading energy suppliers and SPAR Austria are making a significant contribution to climate protection”, said Andreas Reinhardt, Chairman of the Federal Association of Electromobility Austria (BEÖ).

Currently, there are about 15,000 public charging points in Austria. 8,000 of them belong to the BEÖ network, the largest network in Austria.

In the next three years, 1,500 SPAR charging points, fed by renewable energy, will be added. The BEÖ partners for the expansion of the charging infrastructure at SPAR, EUROSPAR, INTERSPAR stores are energy suppliers Burgenland Energie, Energie Graz, Energie Steiermark, EVN, Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe (IKB), Kelag, LINZ AG, Salzburg AG, and Illwerke vkw.