Volkswagen and retailer Tesco have announced a partnership to develop the largest UK retail EV charging network, powered by the charging network operator Pod Point. More than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores will be rolled out within the next three years.
Erik Fairbairn, CEO of Pod Point, says: “This agreement 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.”
The initiative forms part of Volkswagen’s commitment to deliver on its pledge to sell one million electric cars a year worldwide by 2025.
Geraldine Ingham, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK, says: “This incredibly exciting partnership with Tesco, powered by Pod Point, underlines the scale and ambition of our electric car programme in the UK,” says Geraldine Ingham, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK.
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