Tesco has the largest electric vehicle charging network in the UK, offering customers free charging at 400 of their stores across the UK, as part of their partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point.
Tesco believes it’s important to offer an easy, clean, and free way for customers to top-up their cars while shopping with them. So far, the network has provided more than 10 million miles of carbon-neutral energy to customers using the facilities, and with 1,660 charge points installed so far, Tesco hope to reach their target of 2,400 next year. The latest TV advert from Volkswagen features Tesco’s Sutton Cheam Extra, thanks to Tesco’s Store Manager, Darren Jeffries, for supporting the team.
Tesco has already used 100% renewable electricity across their stores and distribution centres and has committed to reaching net-zero emissions in their UK business by 2035 – 15 years earlier than we originally planned. Their electric vehicle charging network is just part of the action they are taking to help tackle the two most significant sources of emissions in the UK – electricity production and transport.
Moreover, Tesco now signed power purchase agreements with Low Carbon and EDF to create new solar farms throughout the UK, which will help them procure more renewable energy for their business. They’ve also installed hundreds of solar panels across their UK stores, with work still ongoing, and will make all of their Dotcom delivery vans fully electric by 2028.