Over the next three years, VW will partner with grocery store chain Tesco to deploy 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 stores in the UK.
Charging network operator Pod Point will manufacture the equipment and install the charging bays in Tesco Extra and Superstore parking lots across the country. Customers will be able to use the 7 kW charger for free, or the 50 kW rapid charger for a market-based fee.
VW says it hopes to sell one million electric cars per year worldwide by 2025. It plans to introduce the new I.D. line of EVs to the UK market in 2019, beginning with the I.D. Hatch, a Golf-sized model, and followed by the I.D. Buzz minivan and I.D. Crozz SUV.