Tesco Volkswagen Milestone: 500th Store with EV charging

Pod Point reached a double milestone with its Tesco & Volkswagen rollout. We can now announce the 500th store with free EV charging. And yes, that includes 100 stores with rapids.

In partnership with Tesco and Volkswagen, we’re installing free EV charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK.

Key Milestones:

  • Free charging sessions on our network surged from 500,000 in April 2021 to over two million by the end of February 2022 – representing a 300% increase.
  • EV drivers have received more than 41 million miles of free electric driving since we launched the rollout with Tesco and Volkswagen in 2019. The equivalent to travelling from Earth to the moon and back 85 times.
  • 100 rapid chargers have been installed at the competitive price of 28p p/kWh and where these are placed, free 22kW chargers are provided too.
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The network offers Tesco customers a secure, reliable and accessible way to top up their electric cars.

Where Is the 500th Store?

Scotland – Inverness Inshes Extra is the 500th store to have EV chargepoints installed.

Is the Electricity Provided Renewable?

Yes! As the network only uses renewable energy, this milestone represents a saving of 8,786 tonnes of CO2 compared with travelling the same distance in a typical car with an internal combustion engine. In real terms, this is almost the equivalent CO2 absorbed by 900,000 trees in a year.

How Many Chargepoints Are There?

Designed to offer Tesco customers a secure, reliable and accessible way to top up their electric cars, the network includes more than:

  • 1,000 chargers at 500 Tesco supermarkets in the UK
  • 100 50kW rapid chargers available at a competitive price of 28p p/kWh for those who require more than a top up
  • 7kW and 22kW chargers are free to use (please note 22kW chargers are provided at the same stores where 50kW is offered)

Visit our Tesco rollout page which is regularly updated.

This article was originally published by Pod Point.


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