September 28, 2022

Salling Group and Clever sign an agreement for 1,000 public charging stations

Danish retailer Salling Group has announced that it expansion its cooperation with charge point operator Clever, with the planned deployment of 700 additional charge points at its Bilka, Netto and føtex outlets.

The move is part of the retailer’s drive to play a role in Denmark’s green transition, it said in a statement.

Partnership with the Clever And Salling group

Last year, Clever and føtex signed an agreement to install fast chargers in føtex car parks across Denmark.

Salling Group and Clever are now extending their cooperation with an agreement to set up more charging stations in its Bilka, Netto and føtex chains across the country, bringing the total to almost 1,000 charging stations.

The majority of these points will be able to charge electric cars with super-fast power.

“We have a clear ambition to make it easier for our customers to make everyday choices that support the desire to reduce global warming,” commented Salling Group CSR Director Henrik Vinther Olesen.

“Together with Clever, føtex is already setting up fast charging points across the country, and with this extension of the cooperation we will create a strong national network, which will make it even easier for Danes to choose electric vehicles. This is a big step in the right direction.”

Clever, which operates Denmark’s largest open charging network, said the deal is a crucial step towards more plentiful, relevant and fully accessible charging.

Clever CEO Casper Kirketerp-Møller said: “We have an ambitious strategy to develop our public infrastructure and popularize our charging network, so that we can achieve the government’s target of 1 million green cars by here 2030. The deal with Salling Group is a huge step in that work, and with 1,000 charging stations across the country, together we’re making it easier to get around the country as an electric car driver. »

Electronic charging stations for vehicles

Of the nearly 700 charging points, 154 will be normal chargers, while the rest will be rapid or fast chargers.

Fast chargers are capable of delivering up to 300kW, which is equivalent to charging a car from 0-80% in less than 30 minutes.

The charging stations will be located in front of the car parks of the Bilka, Netto and føtex outlets and will be freely accessible to chain customers and other owners of electric cars.

Salling Group and Clever aim to install charging stations in all of the retailer’s stores nationwide, but there may be individual locations where technical conditions do not allow this, the retailer said.

Construction of charging points is ongoing and it is expected that all charging points will be operational by the end of 2025.

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