Nov 30, 2018

Tesco and VW plan free electric car charging points

Free charging for electric cars will be available for customers at some Tesco stores from next year. In June, BP announced it was buying the UK's largest electric charging network, Chargemaster, for £130m. Chargemaster has 6,500 charging points and also sells electric vehicle charging points for home use. Last year, BP's rival Shell bought car charging company NewMotion, which runs about 30,000 private electric charge points in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK. The company has about 1,000 customers in the UK.Electric moves. "People may be put off if they live in a flat, but more publicly available points might make an electric car more viable, for those who can't charge their cars at home," he said. Installing charging points in supermarket car parks is just one more step in solving that issue, making electric cars more viable - and encouraging people to integrate them into daily life.

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