PLUS

PowerGo provides supermarkets of PLUS with fast charging solutions.

PowerGo and supermarket chain PLUS entered into a partnership to realize fast charging stations at PLUS supermarkets in the Netherlands. This allows drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) to charge quickly and easily with 100% solar energy.

PowerGo installs fast chargers from 50 to 320 kilowatts (kW), so the EV is fully charged after a visit to the supermarket. The fast chargers are equipped with touchscreen screens on which customers can easily access information about charging and payment. Through dynamic pricing, customers have access to fair and transparent charging prices based on the hourly electricity price. The PowerGo Charge app gives users access to these dynamic prices.

Fast charging station PLUS

Impression of the fast chargers at PLUS

Fast charging station PLUS

Fast chargers equipped with touchscreen screens

At every supermarket we provide a customized charging solution. PowerGo considers factors such as customer parking behavior, space and environment. We take care of the entire process, removing all concerns, costs and risks from the location owners. The fast chargers offer additional communication and advertising opportunities for PLUS.

Because of the congested electricity network in the Netherlands, PowerGo installs charging stations with an integrated battery system in areas with grid congestion. The fast charger temporarily stores energy to be used for a later charging session. This relieves the electricity grid at peak moments and allows it to meet charging needs at other times. Our dynamic pricing also helps the electricity grid by encouraging customers to charge when more and cleaner energy is available. Charging is cheaper at those times.

“As a supermarket, our sustainability ambitions are not only reflected in the products we sell, we also focus on our own operations. For example, the roofs of new PLUS distribution centers in Oss and Deventer are full of solar panels and we are designing our stores to be increasingly energy efficient. As a supermarket, we are at the center of society and installing charging stations at stores is the next great step. By collaborating with PowerGo to provide our parking lots with fast chargers, customers at PLUS can easily charge their car while shopping. In this way PLUS offers an extra service and together with customers we are on the way to a more sustainable future.”

Björn Bertrand, Property & Development Director of PLUS

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