One hundred EV charge points installed at Tesco stores


Electric car charge points have been installed at 100 Tesco stores across the United Kingdom, as part of a partnership between the supermarket, Volkswagen and Pod Point

The partnership will install around 2,400 charging points for electric cars and will allow drivers to top up their battery for free while shopping.

To highlight the scheme, Volkswagen visited the Potters Bar store in Hertfordshire with its exciting all-electric ID.3 – the first time the model has been in the UK since its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Electric car owners who plug in their vehicles could get around 22.5 miles of free charging from the 7kW points during that 50-minute period – enough time to do the weekly shop.

Over a whole year this works out at 1,170 miles.

Its production is entirely carbon-neutral, while all electricity used to charge cars at Tesco comes from renewable sources.