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Tesco and Volkswagen partner to provide the largest EV charging network

The UK’s leading supermarket chain and fuel retailer will install charging points at 600 locations.

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Tesco and Volkswagen will develop the largest UK retail electric vehicle charging network, powered by Pod Point. Customers will be able to charge their electric cars using a normal 7kW charger for free or a ‘rapid’ 50 kW charger for a small cost in line with market rate.

The UK’s leading fuel retailer and the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer will roll out over 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 and will be installed by Pod Point.

“This incredibly exciting partnership underlines the scale and ambition of our electric car programme in the UK,” said Geraldine Ingham, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK.

This builds on Tesco’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity made in May 2017.

“We want to be the leading Electric Vehicle energy provider and to support our customers with more sustainable solutions,” said Jason Tarry, Tesco CEO UK & ROI.

EV charging bays are currently available in 19 Tesco stores.

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