Shell trial rapid EV chargers with Aldi UK

Shell is working with Aldi to install 50kW chargers at 11 Aldi stores across the UK as part of a trail which could see them rolled out across the country.

Four 50kW rapid chargers will be installed in areas including Hinckley, Cambuslang, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Paignton, Ulverston, Welshpool, Deal and New Malden.

Customers can access charger location, availability information, and estimated cost of a charging session through the Shell Recharge app - and can pay for charging either via the app or by contactless card.

No subscription is required to use the chargers. Following the installation of the first 11 stores Shell and Aldi will explore the expansion of the partnership across the UK, based on customer feedback.

Shell already has an agreement with UK supermarket Waitrose to provide chargers.

Bernie Williamson, General Manager Shell Mobility UK, said: “Our ambition is for 90% of UK drivers to be within 10 minutes of a Shell rapid charger by 2030, whether on one of our forecourts or at other convenient destinations. Now Aldi customers will be able to charge up while they shop. Our 2023 EV drivers survey shows 63% of UK respondents say the availability of charge points influences where they shop and travel.”