Allego Holding, a leading pan-European EV charging network, which recently announced its proposed business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. III, is expanding its partnership with REWE Nord to build hundreds of new charging locations across Germany.
Allego and REWE Nord first partnered in 2018 to build 14 fast charging locations across the REWE Nord network in Northern Germany. Given the uptick in electric vehicle use associated with retail shopping, Allego and REWE Nord are expanding their partnership to pursue a more ambitious goal.
“We are very pleased to expand our current partnership with REWE Nord and to further build out the network of fast chargers with this fantastic retail brand,” said Ulf Schulte, Managing Director of Allego Germany/DACH. “Combining shopping and charging is proving to be extremely popular with EV drivers. We are seeing this pattern in other parts of Europe as well, and we have a lot of confidence in this market segment.”
The new locations will employ fast charging technology, the 150 kW Hypercharger, which charges most vehicles in 20 to 40 minutes. The companies aim to have 100 new locations operational by the end of 2022. The 14 original locations built at REWE Nord in 2018 may also be upgraded to include fast charging technology. All energy used will come from renewable energy sources to achieve a minimal environmental impact associated with vehicle charging. Within the next few years, REWE Nord plans to offer fast charging at 600 additional locations.
“At REWE Nord we are equally pleased to partner with Allego. Back in 2018, we were one of the first major retail chains in Europe to provide EV charging services on our premises. Now we are excited to expand this service within the next 12 months to over 100 REWE markets in our network,” commented Jochen Vogel, Chairman of the Board of REWE Nord.
“Just as REWE Nord is accessible to every consumer, so are Allego’s charging stations universally accessible to all electric vehicles,” added Stefan Griepenstroh, Team Lead Energy Management at REWE Nord.
The project is expected to commence construction by the end of 2021, with 100 locations expected to be completed by the end of 2022.