Allego Holding B.V. (“Allego” or the “Company”), a leading pan-European electric vehicle (“EV”) charging network, which recently announced its proposed business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. III (NYSE: SPAQ), today announced that it 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.
Allego delivers charging solutions for electric cars, motors, buses and trucks, for consumers, businesses and cities. Allego’s end-to-end charging solutions make it easier for businesses and cities to deliver the infrastructure drivers need, while the scalability of our solutions makes us the partner of the future. Founded in 2013, Allego is a leader in charging solutions, with an international charging network comprised of more than 26,000 charge points operational throughout Europe – and growing rapidly. Our charging solutions are connected to our proprietary platform, EV-Cloud, which gives us and our customers a full portfolio of features and services to meet and exceed market demands. We are committed to providing independent, reliable and safe charging solutions, agnostic of vehicle model or network affiliation. At Allego, we strive every day to make EV charging easier, more convenient and more enjoyable for all.
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