METRO starts operation of 62 charging stations on its Düsseldorf Campus

29 May 2019
80 charging stations are now available for employees, guests and customers on the METRO Campus in total. METRO is thereby consistently driving its commitment to sustainable and alternative mobility.
State Secretary Christoph Dammermann and Christof Knop, Managing Director of METRO Deutschland GmbH

State Secretary Christoph Dammermann and Christof Knop, Managing Director of METRO Deutschland GmbH

 

  • In total, 80 charging stations are now available for employees, guests and customers on the METRO Campus; 8 of them are accessible around the clock to customers of the Düsseldorf store
  • The investment into the necessary transformer station, cabling and 62 charging points in the multistorey car park amounts to around €400,000
  • 8 of the 62 charging stations are provided to METRO in the frame-work of a cooperation with Tesla
  • METRO is thereby consistently driving its commitment to sustainable and alternative mobility

With the recent commissioning of another 62 charging stations in the employee car park on the METRO Campus, the wholesale specialist now offers a total of 80 charging points across its Düsseldorf Campus to customers, employees and company car users free of charge. The aim is to meet the growing demand for charging private and company electric vehicles (EVs) expected for the coming years. Promoting e-mobility is one of the measures implemented by the international wholesale company to reach the company target of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions per square meter of selling and delivery space by half until 2030 (reference year: 2011). The official handover ceremony was also attended by Christoph Dammermann, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, by representatives from the City of Düsseldorf, from the German retail association and from EV100, an initiative of “The Climate Group” that promotes the transition to e-mobility.