2,400 New Electric Car Charging Bays Across 600 Tesco Stores

The UK’s largest retail EV charging network

by Stuart Wright Nov 30, 2018 at 10:02 AM

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    2,400 New Electric Car Charging Bays Across 600 Tesco Stores
    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.

    In a partnership between Tesco and Volkswagen, Pod Point will be installing 2,400 Electric car charging bays across 600 Tesco stores within the next three years to create the UK’s largest retail EV charging network.

    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.

    Pod Point CEO and Founder Erik Fairbairn comments
    “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.”

    Erik founded Pod Point in 2009, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. He saw the potential of electric vehicles as the next major mode of transportation and set himself the goal of wiring up the UK with charge points to facilitate the switch to EV from internal combustion engines.

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