Switzerland: Migros wants to expand network to 2,000 charging stations
The Swiss retail company Migros wants to expand its charging network at its supermarkets and the petrol stations of its subsidiary Migrol to 2,000 charging stations in the coming years. In addition, it will opt for more DC chargers.
According to Migros, it has installed about 300 charging stations at some 200 branches – AC chargers with up to 22 kW. As part of a pilot project, it added DC charging points with up to 60 kW at two of its branches. And there will be more of these in the future, the company writes in its statement.
The charging network will thus include the new “M-Charge-Comfort” offer with charging stations with 50-60 kW DC power. That way, “the electric car can generally be recharged during an average shopping period”. The company does not say how many of the 2,000 charging stations mentioned above will be fast chargers and how many AC.
Customers also wanted more flexible payment, which is why all payment options “from debit/credit card to Twint to Migrolcard” will be accepted in future. And the company is already working on a payment option via the Migrol account.
Migros states around 300 AC charging stations are already available at 200 Migros branches. There are also fast-charging stations at 24 Migrol petrol stations.
“The national rollout is a clear commitment to alternative forms of powertrains and an important component of our sustainable mobility strategy,” says Andreas Flütsch, CEO of Migrol AG.
migros.ch (in German)