Tesco, Pod Point and Volkwsagen have reached another major milestone in their electric vehicle charging joint venture.
EV chargers now available after installation of new charging equipment at Orkney’s Kirkwall supermarket In 600 Tesco supermarkets the whole of the UK.
it makes for rapid progress Since the cooperation started in 2019. Tesco now offers 2,500 electric vehicle charging stations, including 129 fast chargers.
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tesco customer A total of 43,218 kWh of energy have been used so far: enough to power 4,000 homes for an entire day.
More 6 million fees has now happened At Tesco stores, over 24,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions have been avoided.
The 600th store milestone also coincides with the launch of the 75kW fast charger. This is the first time Pod Point has installed them in a Tesco store to complement existing 7kW, 22kW and 50kW units.
Tesco stores in Cheshunt, Osterley, Shrewsbury, Ashby De La Zouch, York and Newark will be the first to get the 75kWh devices.
Charging is no longer free
When the Tesco project first started, use of the EV charger was free to all customers. However, as demand increases and energy prices rise, introduce tariffs end of last year.
Customers using the new 75kWh charger will be charged 69p per kWh.
Jason Tarry, CEO of Tesco UK and Ireland, said: “We are very proud to announce that we have achieved our target of offering electric vehicle charging in 600 stores across the UK. From Orkney to Southampton , customers can now make a sustainable choice, and we’re giving them an easy and convenient place to charge when they shop with us.”
Sarah Cox, Head of Marketing, Volkswagen UK, added: “We are very proud of our partnership with Tesco and Pod Point, who have been working to provide sustainable charging access and infrastructure for all BEV and PHEV owners in the UK. Reaching 600 stores The milestone means we will continue to support as many people as possible make the switch to electric vehicles.”
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