A TESCO Extra store in Inverness, Scotland, became the 500th charging location in the supermarket’s network.
Designed to offer the supermarket’s customers a secure, reliable and accessible way to top up their electric cars while doing some shopping, the network of more than 1,000 chargers at 500 Tesco supermarkets in the UK also now includes 100 rapid chargers, said the grocer.
For EV users, the facility is really handy: the network’s 7kW chargers and 22kW chargers are free to use. A rapid 50kW charger will require payment, at a rate Tesco says is “competitive”.
Since Tesco, Volkswagen and Pod Point launched the network in 2019, the charging points have provided more than 41 million miles of free electric driving to motorists – the equivalent to travelling from earth to the moon and back 85 times.
Free charging sessions on the network increased from 500,000 in April 2021 to more than two million by the end of February, Tesco said in a statement.
“This latest milestone highlights the commitment across the business to our goal of carbon neutrality in the UK by 2035,” added Jason Tarry, CEO at Tesco UK & ROI.
If you want to visit the 500th location, the Tesco Extra store in Inverness is at this address: 1A Eastfield Way, Inverness Business & Retail Park
Inverness, IV2 7GD