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13:30  03 december  2019
13:30  03 december  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Free charging for electric cars will be available for customers at some Tesco stores from next year. Tesco , in partnership with Volkswagen, plans to A standard 7kW charger will be available for free , but drivers will have to pay for a faster service. Customers will be able to leave their cars to charge

Tesco said customers can charge electric vehicles while they shop. Basic chargers will be free , though faster points will cost. Tesco , the UK's largest grocer, will work with car manufacturer Volkswagen to develop more than 2,400 electric vehicle (EV) charging units at 600 branches by 2020.

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Last year, Volkswagen announced that it has partnered with Tesco and Pod Point to install more than 2,400 electric car charging bays.

Fast forward 12 months and shoppers will find 7 kW electric car charging points at 100 Tesco stores across the UK.

The charging points are free for shoppers – and they’re not just for Volkswagens. All electric car owners are able to use the free chargers.

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More than 600 Tesco super-markets are to install free charging points for electric vehicles . They will boost a car ’s power while the owner shops, but it would take three to five hours for a full charge . There will also be rapid 50kW fast- charge points that drivers will have to pay around £6.50 for half an

Free charging points for electric cars are to be rolled out at hundreds of Tesco stores from next year, the supermarket has announced. Tesco , the largest supermarket chain in the UK, will work with Volkswagen to develop 2,500 electric vehicle (EV) charging points by 2020.

Research shows that the average Brit spends 50 minutes a week in a supermarket, although this is likely to be longer in the period leading up to Christmas.

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Based on the 50-minute average, Tesco shoppers could get around 22.5 miles of free charging. Over the course of a year, this works out at 1,170 miles.

Breaking down barriers

Geraldine Ingham, head of marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “This fantastic partnership with Tesco and Pod Point makes choosing an electric car even more attractive, allowing people to charge for free, all while going about their daily business.

“And the best bit is that this is not just for Volkswagens – the chargers are designed for any electric car owner to take advantage of.

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Charging an electric car at home costs about £8.40 for a full charge and is the most convenient and cost-effective way to keep your car fully charged . The Tesla Supercharger Network has points across the UK which are often free to use for owners of Tesla electric vehicles . Other sites can be

A Volkswagen car charging outside a Tesco supermarket. Volkswagen U.K. board member Mike Orford told CNBC by phone that his company wants to encourage people towards electric vehicle ownership by removing anxieties about when and where a car can be charged .

“We are really pleased to help break down any remaining barriers to opting for an electric car.”

Jason Tarry, Tesco CEO UK and ROI, added: “We’re now well on our way to achieving our ambition of installing more than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores.

“Providing customers with charging points offers them a sustainable choice and giving them the opportunity to charge their car for free while they shop is another little help to make their lives easier.”

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The Volkswagen ID.3 made its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, with the first cars set to hit the streets in 2020.

Three battery sizes are available at launch offering between 205 and 340 miles of electric range. Prices will start from £27,000, but the top-end first edition cars are available from £35,000.

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