EV owners in the UK can now charge their vehicles for free while shopping at Tesco
Last year, automobile giant Volkswagen had partnered with UK supermarket chain Tesco and Pod Point to install around 2,400 charging points for electric cars. The good news is that the rollout is well on its way and now EV owners can charge their battery free of cost while shopping at any of the 100 Tesco supermarkets around the UK.
To highlight the scheme, Volkswagen visited the Potters Bar store in Hertfordshire with its all-electric ID.3—the first time the model has been in the UK since debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Electric car owners who plug in their vehicles could get around 22.5 miles of free charging from the 7kW points during that 50-minute period, which is more than enough time to do the weekly shop.
Over a whole year, this works out at 1,170 miles—the equivalent of driving from London to Rome—for free.