Tesco ranked top in electric vehicle charger table

Tesco has installed more electric vehicle (EV) chargers than any of its competitors by setting up 640 sites onto its car parks.

It comes as part of an RAC study which found that supermarkets had created nearly 1000 charge points in under two years.

According to City A.M., they offer over 450 rapid chargers, a number that has doubled in 21 months.

Morrisons took the silver medal, reaching 40 per cent of its stores and installing more rapid chargers than any of its rivals.

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Some 1300 supermarkets now offer EV hubs, as an increasing number of households switch to electric cars in the UK’s race to net zero.

“Having access to free, or affordable, charging facilities at supermarkets is very important, and could even help accelerate EV take-up in the first place,” RAC EV director Sarah Winward-Kotecha said.

“While the majority of drivers going electric will be fortunate enough to be able to charge easily on their driveways at home, for the remainder it won’t be so easy.

“Rapid charge points, in particular, make it possible to run an EV easily without access to a home charger as drivers can get their cars topped up in the time it takes them to do their weekly shop.”

She urged the grocery giants to recognise the “vital role” they play in encouraging drivers to switch to EVs.

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