Lidl has just announced the opening of its first electric car charging station near Lyon. Accessible from November 21, 2022, it will house 13 charging stations, be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and, most importantly, be equipped with a 360 kW charging station.
Given the democratization of electric cars on the French market, more and more brands have decided to equip themselves to allow their customers to charge their vehicles. This is the case, for example, with Géant Casino, which has signed a contract with Tesla to install superchargers in its stores’ parking lots.
For its part, Carrefour launched in April 2022 Carrefour Energies, an electric charging station service available in all the group’s hypermarkets. According to the dealer By 2025, almost 5,000 charging points will be set up in France.
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Lidl relies on 360 kW for its E-Station
However, we just found out that Lidl is preparing to launch a new type of charging station. In fact, the hard discount reference has announced itself the opening of a brand new E station on November 21st 2022 to Villefranche-sur-Saonenear Lyons. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekthis station will house 13 terminals, all powered by photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of the store.
Users can charge their vehicles at the station’s fast, fast and ultra-fast charging stations. The Lidl station is equipped with one for good reason Bollard capable of delivering a power of 360 kW, the most powerful model currently on the French market. In fact, such power would allow to hide 100 km range in just 3 minutes charging time.
“It is one of the most powerful off-highway charging stations, open to all, in the Southeast Quarter. Charging for 300 km takes between 10 and 20 minutes“, the management of Lidl proudly announces in the columns of the page News Lyon. As said above, we therefore find a charging point of 360 kW, followed by 8 terminals of 180 kW. Finally, 4 terminals with 22 kW complete the Lidl offer.
About the prices, here again, Lidl intends to break them to tempt consumers. Here are the rates shared by Actu Lyon:
- €0.40/kWh at the 360 kW terminal
- €0.40/kWh at 180 kW terminals
- €0.25/kWh at 22kW terminals
But note that Lidl has been offering 120 kW charging stations for several years. (60 kW per plug) in the car parks of its branches. Nevertheless, with the Lyon station it is the first time that the brand has offered such a wide range in terms of charging power.