Tesco has installed electric vehicle (EV) charge points at 200 stores across the country.
Pod Point, one of the largest UK providers of charging infrastructure partnered with Volkswagen and Tesco in November 2018.
Since then, through this project, Tesco has installed 402 charge points at 200 stores across the country.
All of the change points are free to use, meaning that drivers can charge their EV battery for free while they shop.
All of the charge points are powered by 100% renewable electricity and since the rollout began in 2019, over 669 MWh of energy has powered customers’ vehicles, this is enough energy to travel around planet earth 120 times.
This has saved almost 400,000 kg of CO2 and also significantly reduced air pollution emissions.
Jason Tarry, Tesco CEO UK & ROI, said: ‘We’re now well on our way to achieving our ambition of installing more than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores.
‘The 200th store is a landmark moment as we get back up and running with this programme after the Covid-19 pandemic meant we had to delay our plans.
‘Providing customers with charging points offers them a sustainable choice and gives them the opportunity to charge their car for free while they shop.’
Sarah Cox, head of marketing for Volkswagen UK said: ‘It’s fantastic that we’ve reached another milestone in our partnership with Tesco and Pod Point, there are now 200 stores with chargers that drivers of any electric vehicle can use for free.
‘As the partnership continues, and more stores roll out new chargers, we are really proud to be breaking down barriers to EV ownership and demonstrating to people that living with an EV is easy.’
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