esco and Volkswagen have announced plans to 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 two companies will roll out 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.
Tesco wants to offer customers and local communities an alternative to fossil fuels, and also play its part in supporting the transition to a low-carbon, clean air UK. This builds on Tesco’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity made in May 2017.
Jason Tarry, Tesco CEO UK & ROI, said: "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."