Shopping in bulk in an environmentally friendly way by e-car will soon be possible at numerous Kaufland locations. Around 100 fast-charging stations are to be installed by the beginning of 2019. As early as mid-February 2018, more than 40 stations are already available to Kaufland customers and employees nationwide. With all standard connections, the charging stations each offer two customers at a time the opportunity to charge their e-cars free of charge. With a charging capacity of 50 kilowatts, customers are able to charge their electric cars up to 80 percent in 45 minutes.
The charging stations are operated exclusively with green electricity that has been awarded the Green Electricity Label. This ensures that driving an electric car is actually ecological. Green Electricity is the eco-electricity label of the environmental associations. In addition to BUND, NABU and EUROSOLAR, it is supported by four other organizations from civil society. It guarantees that green electricity comes 100 percent from renewable energy sources. In addition, for every kilowatt hour sold, energy providers must invest a subsidy in energy transition projects, such as photovoltaic, wind or educational projects. In this way, over 1,300 projects have been implemented in Germany to date and the energy transition has been demonstrably advanced.
With the publicly accessible charging stations, Kaufland is actively promoting a needs-based and user-friendly charging infrastructure and the expansion of e-mobility.