GoFast, in collaboration with Aldi Suisse, has unveiled plans to install up to eight charging points at each Aldi store, with the potential for expansion to 16 points based on individual branch requirements. The charging infrastructure will boast capacities of up to 300 kilowatts per charging point, providing a robust and high-speed charging solution. Visual representations released by GoFast showcase four Alpitronic Hypercharger HYC300s, each equipped with eight charging points, positioned in front of an Aldi store.
While the specific charging equipment to be utilized remains uncertain, GoFast has historically favored installations from Swiss manufacturer EVTEC. Notably, EVTEC, an initial GoFast founding member, divested its shares to majority shareholder Energie 360° in June 2022.
The initiative, offering High-Power Charging (HPC) services, targets electric vehicle drivers lacking home or workplace charging facilities. The formidable 300-kilowatt capacity is poised to facilitate substantial range replenishment during routine shopping trips. GoFast and Aldi aim to ensure ample availability of charging points for customers, enhancing convenience and accessibility. Payment for charging services will be facilitated through credit cards, standard charging cards, and compatible mobile apps.
This strategic collaboration aligns with the broader industry trend of expanding charging infrastructure to cater to the growing population of electric vehicles, fostering a more inclusive and convenient electric mobility experience for consumers.