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Electric cars: Aldi charges for charging – from June

2022-05-19T04:27:12.765Z

Electric cars: Aldi charges for charging Created: 05/19/2022, 06:07 By: Simon Mones Aldi Süd is putting an end to free electricity and asking its customers to pay at the charging stations from June. The discounter is also expanding the range. Mülheim an der Ruhr – The high fuel prices in Germany are prompting many drivers to switch to an electric car. Thanks to the environmental bonus, some of



Electric cars: Aldi charges for charging

Created: 05/19/2022, 06:07

By: Simon Mones

Aldi Süd is putting an end to free electricity and asking its customers to pay at the charging stations from June.

The discounter is also expanding the range.

Mülheim an der Ruhr – The high fuel prices in Germany are prompting many drivers to switch to an electric car.

Thanks to the environmental bonus, some of these are even cheaper to buy.

And the loading costs less and is even free of charge in some shops.

But more and more of the free charging stations are disappearing or cost money.

This is also the case with Aldi Süd.

In 2015, the discounter was one of the first shops to offer its customers the opportunity to charge their electric car while they went shopping – free of charge, of course.

More and more competitors followed suit.

For example, Rewe recently announced a cooperation with Shell.

But from the summer, free electricity will end, and then Aldi Süd will also ask its customers to pay at the charging stations.

This was confirmed by an Aldi spokesman when asked by "t-online".

Aldi will charge for its charging stations from June.

(Iconic image) © Aldi Süd

Electric cars: Aldi charges for charging

The discounter is currently showing a corresponding note on the displays of its charging stations, as several photos on social media show.

From June, a kilowatt hour will cost 39 cents.

This makes Aldi significantly cheaper than the competition, where a kilowatt hour costs between 45 and 79 cents, according to the "inside-digital.de" portal.

It remains to be seen how long Aldi can maintain this price, many suppliers had recently raised their prices, including Tesla.

A charging card is not required at the Aldi charging stations, as "t-online.de" reports.

It is enough to connect the car with a cable.

You can then conveniently pay by debit card, credit card, Google Pay or Apple Pay.

However, if you want to use your charging card, you pay the price of the provider instead of the cheap Aldi-Süd tariff.

Electric cars: Aldi is extending the opening hours of the charging stations

But the end of the free shop is not the only change that the discounter is implementing.

In the future, customers should also be able to use the charging stations outside the opening hours of the Aldi branches.

If possible, these are then available to electric car drivers between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

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Some locations are said to provide electricity 24 hours a day.

According to "e-fahrer.com", Aldi Süd is also removing the one-hour charging time limit.

The discounter also wants to expand its range further.

Source: merkur

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