Tesco Ends Free EV Charging Across All Sites From Nov 1st

EV charging

Tesco will end its current free EV charging scheme and begin charging electric vehicle drivers to use its supermarket EV chargepoints at all stores from November 2022.

The supermarket giant first announced it had introduced free chargers at 100 of its Tesco stores in 2019. It was subsequently expanded, and they installed a further 400 chargers across multiple locations.

A Tesco statement released indicate that EV drivers have enjoyed more than 86 million miles of free electric driving since its inception in 2019.

The network was launched in by Tesco & Volkswagen, with plans to install around 2,400 EV chargers within the next few years.

EV drivers will now have to pay 28p/kWh for the standard 7kW connections, rising to 40p for the 22kW AC and 50p for the 50kW rapid chargers.

Currently, only the 50kW DC chargers have a cost, which is 28p/kWh.

Many of the approximately 4,400 free EV chargepoints in Britain are located in retail parks, hotels and public car parks and are funded by retailers, landowners and some local authorities, according to Zap-Map.

According to Zap-Map, 84% of free public chargers are “fast” meaning they will charge a car at between 7.5kW and 22kW, allowing owners to fully charge their car in seven hours and 33 minutes from a 7kWh charger, or as little as five hours when fitted with optional 11kW On-board charger (from an 11kWh charge point).

Trent Vehicle Charging

If you are interested in purchasing your own EV charger instead of relying on public chargepoints, Trent VC offer a range of EV chargepoints to suit all needs, which are compatible with all leading electric vehicle brands. Plus, through our sister company Trent Renewable Energy, we can supply and install renewable energy solutions such as solar panels and battery storage that compliment your EV charger.

Our EV charger engineers are NICEIC approved and all installations are carried out to the BS7671 wiring regulations and IET Best Practice Guidance.

Book your free site survey today. You can reach us via email hello@trentvc.co.uk, complete our booking form on our website or call us on 0115 978 9700.

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