2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores
Posted by Roseanne: Nov 30, 2018 • 2 min read
We have some very big and exciting news to share with you today! Are you ready for 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores?
Update: As of November 1 2022, Tesco chargepoints are no longer free to use. Customers should check the price of individual chargepoints in the Pod Point App.
We love it when a plan comes together. And our partnership with Tesco and Volkswagen, which effectively creates a new, sponsorship-based business model for EV charging, has been in the works for some time.
As much as we all love EV charging, we know people don’t necessarily want to make a special trip in order to charge their car. Charging works best when you can park up, plug in, and go about your business, whether that’s a weekly shop, a leisurely brunch or buying Christmas gifts for loved ones. But for this to work, EV charging needs to be available everywhere. Can you see where we’re going with this?
In a nutshell, we’re hugely excited to announce that we’ll be powering the UK’s largest retail EV charging network.
Located at 600 Tesco stores throughout the UK, and sponsored by Volkswagen, we’re working together to roll out 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 throughout the United Kingdom, and made up of a combination of 7KW fast chargers - which will be free to use - and 50kW rapids, which will be priced in line with market rates.
Here’s what our CEO and Founder Erik thinks of it all:
“This partnership represents a 14% increase in the number of public charge bays in the UK and is a monumental day for electric vehicle drivers. It is a massive leap forward for the UK and a significant step in our mission to put a Pod Point everywhere you park.”
We’ll be announcing more details, including locations for the new installations, as soon as we can.
Until then, we hope we’ve given EV drivers one more reason to celebrate this Christmas.