A Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle charging in front of a TESCO.
A Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle charging in front of a TESCO.
A Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle charging in front of a TESCO.
A Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle charging in front of a TESCO.
Tesco partnership

Tesco & Pod Point

Tesco partnership

Tesco & Pod Point

Together we’re building a revolutionary free EV charging network

Leading the charge

Volkswagen and Tesco are delivering the UK’s largest retail EV charging network, with free top ups available to all electric vehicles, powered by Pod Point.

A Volkswagen ID.3 electric car parked at a Tesco  store charging point

What are we doing?

Volkswagen and Tesco want to make it easier for you to charge your electric car while you’re out, no matter what brand of Electric Vehicle you drive. That’s why by the end of July 2021 there will be free 7kW EV charging bays at 400 Tesco stores. At selected stores there are free 22kW chargers and (chargeable) 50kW rapid chargers.  All of the chargers are installed by Pod Point, the UK’s largest independent public charging network operator, and all use renewable/green energy.

Where will I be able to charge?

Finding a charge point is easy. You’ll quickly spot them in both Tesco Extra and Superstore car parks. And with 400 stores with charging bays (by the end of July 2021), you shouldn’t need to travel too far to find a Tesco where you can top up your battery.

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A Volkswagen ID.3 electric car parked at a Tesco store charging at a Tesco VW pod point
A Volkswagen ID.4 electric car parked at a Tesco store charging at a Tesco VW pod point

How do I use the chargepoints?

To use the charge points you’ll need to download the Pod Point app or use their web app.

How much will it cost?

To make charging more accessible, the 7kW chargers are free of charge.  Where available, 22kW chargers are also  available free of charge. But even if you decide to use the rapid 50kW charger (where available) you'll only pay a small fee in line with the going market rate. Some stores may have a parking charge and as you’d expect, you need to be a Tesco customer to use them.

A Volkswagen ID.4 electric car parked at a Tesco store charging at a Tesco VW pod point

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