Lidl has become the first UK supermarket to integrate electric vehicle (EV) charging payments through its Lidl Plus rewards app.

EVC station - illustration purposes ONLY

Lidl has invested £15m into its EVC infrastructure since 2017

Under the new scheme, customers using Lidl’s EV charging points will soon be able to pay for charging via its app.

Lidl announced today that a transition to this payment method will begin this summer and is due to be available across all of the discounter’s 370 Pod Point charging stations in the UK by the end of 2024.

The discounter first began rolling out EV charging points at its forecourts in 2017 and has invested £15m into electric charging infrastructure since then.

Lidl chief development officer Richard Taylor said: “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Lidl. I’m incredibly proud of the investment that we’ve made into our EV charging infrastructure over the years, going above and beyond the sector to give greater access to rapid charging.

“Since we opened our first store 30 years ago, Lidl has contributed to a shift in the way that people shop for their groceries, and this is the latest example of how we’re doing just that, so that we can further enhance our customers’ shopping experience.”