The Lidl brand will inaugurate fast charging stations for electric vehicles on Monday, November 21 in the parking lot of several stores. At 40 cents per kWh in fast charge, Lidl is cutting prices, just when the increase in the price of electricity worries many motorists.
These terminals will be available 24 hours a day, in the car parks of half a dozen stores to begin with. They will all be powered by photovoltaic panels. Specialist in broken prices, Lidl is thus shaking up the market, with prices lower than what the competition offers, from 25 cents per KWh in classic charging to 40 cents in fast charging (up to 360 kW).
This great first in the world of mass distribution could help lower costs in a much more expensive competition. It is indeed necessary to count 0.69 euro per kWh on the terminals in 350 kW of the Ionity network, or even 0.79 euro via the Superchargers of Tesla if you do not have a beautiful American.
Note that many Lidl stores already offer standard electric charging stations. This time, the idea is to fully and quickly recharge your car, the time to do your shopping… at Lidl of course. According to a recent study published by the startup Qovoltis, charging your car at home could be up to 5 times cheaper than at a fast terminal, even if it takes several hours.