VW and Tesco to roll out network of EV chargers

VW and Tesco are developing the largest UK retail electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores within the next three years.

The charging bays will be based in Tesco Extra and Superstore car parks throughout the UK, and will be installed by charging network operator Pod Point. Customers will be able to charge their electric cars using a standard 7kW fast charger for free, or benefit from the use of a rapid 50 kW for a small payment.

Tesco sees the installations as a part of its transition to a low-carbon, clean air UK. The company has a commitment to 100 per cent renewable electricity made in May 2017.

Jason Tarry, Tesco CEO UK & RoI, said: “This is part of our wider commitment to addressing the environmental challenges that matter most to our customers, colleagues and communities. We want to be the leading electric vehicle energy provider and to support our customers with more sustainable solutions. Our EV network provides a sustainable choice for our customers and charging while they shop is another little help to make their lives easier.”

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