Tesco’s home delivery EV fleet to be charged by EO
Tesco has chosen EO Charging to provide electric vehicle charging at five sites to power its UK home delivery fleet of electric vans.
Tesco plans to have a fully electric delivery vehicle fleet by the end of 2028. This year, the business has already rolled out 30 electric vans, with plans in place for a further 150 in 2022.
As part of the first phase of the electrification programme, EO is supplying more than 200 AC fast chargers and 5 DC rapid chargers across five sites. The charging depots in Lakeside, Oxford, Glasgow (two sites) and Enfield will serve both day-to-day charging requirements as well as emergency cover in case of short turn-around times required for vehicles.
The partnership will see EO, whose fleet charging solutions are already used by some of the world’s leading corporations in the UK and Europe including Amazon, DHL, Go-Ahead and Uber, taking care of end-to-end electrification for Tesco. This includes upfront consultation to charging hardware, ongoing 24/7/365 support, maintenance, and onsite Service Level Agreement (SLA) for mission critical charging infrastructure.
Tesco’s charging infrastructure will be managed by EO Cloud – dedicated depot software that combines charge scheduling, site load management, vehicle telematics integration and energy data to reduce infrastructure installation costs and optimize fuel cost per vehicle.