Asda to install electric vehicle charging points in 19 stores

Asda is set to install charging points for electric cars across 19 stores in West Yorkshire, after partnering with energy firm Engie.

Stores in Bradford, Killingbeck, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Middleton amongst others will see the hubs installed over the next 12 weeks.

They will be free to use until October 29.

The initiative is part of a push by West Yorkshire Combined Authority to make the region a net-zero carbon economy by 2038.

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Three years ago, it appointed Engie to install at least 88 charging points in the area.

The company has already built 70, and its agreement with Asda will take it over the authority’s target.

“We know that our customers and colleagues are always looking for ways to live more sustainably and we want to continue to help them,” Asda senior asset manager John Mutton said.

“I’m really pleased we’ve made it convenient for them to access charging points so they can plug in whilst they shop.

“We hope […] it will encourage more drivers to look at greener vehicles in the future and support a reduction in carbon emissions.”

“This is an exciting step towards improving air quality across West Yorkshire and ultimately supporting the UK’s goals to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Engie managing director Jerry Moloney said.

The news comes after Asda pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 earlier this month.

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