The largest retail electric vehicles charging network across the UK to be developed
The charging network will comprise of 2400 EV charging bays to be deployed at 600 Tesco stores within the next three years
- December 27, 2018 17:30
- Olya Georgieva
Volkswagen and Tesco have partnered to roll out the largest retail network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the UK. Electric cars are experiencing huge growth in the UK and this agreement represents a 14% increase in the number of public charge bays in the UK and is a monumental day for electric vehicle drivers. The charging network will comprise of 2400 EV charging bays to be deployed at 600 Tesco stores within the next three years.
The charging bays will be installed by Pod Point, which has installed over 2500 publicly available charge bays at locations including retailers, service stations and transport hubs. 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 charger for a small cost in line with the market rate. The project aims to offer customers and local communities an alternative to fossil fuels and also to support the transition to a low-carbon, clean air UK.