More than 160 electric car charging points are already in operation at Tesco stores

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 05. 23. 11:59

The network of Shell Recharge electric chargers installed in the parking lots of Tesco stores has been further expanded. Charging devices are already in operation at 30 hypermarkets, most of which allow customers to charge a total of six vehicles from three columns at the same time. The number of Tesco mini shops operating at Shell filling stations also increased. At present, 63 filling stations are waiting for customers with shops offering practical and quick shopping.

In March of this year, Shell Recharge’s EV chargers began operating at the first six Tesco stores, providing motorists with a convenient charging option while shopping. In a few months, the network was expanded by another 24 locations, so in the counties of Csongrád-Csanád, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Komárom-Esztergom, Pest and Veszprém there are already charging equipment at several hypermarkets, while in the counties of Békés, Győr-Moson-Sopron and Vas one each available at the store. The two companies set national coverage by the end of 2024.

The normal or columns that also provide fast charging have a power of between 11 and 100 kW, and at the majority of hypermarkets, a total of six vehicles can be charged from three charging devices at the same time, so the current network offers 162 charging points. AC (alternating current) standard chargers are ideal for longer parking, while DC (direct current) chargers are used for faster charging on the go.

“I am proud that at Tesco Hungary we have been consciously working to reduce our own environmental impact for years. Nothing proves this better than the fact that we have reduced our carbon dioxide emissions by 63 percent since the 2016/17 financial year, and we have reduced the amount of food waste generated in our operations by 70 percent in the last 7 years. Through our certificates, we have been using renewable electricity in our stores since 2020, and we recently installed solar panels on the roofs of 25 of our stores, which also support more sustainable operations. Our cooperation with Shell Hungary helps us to become carbon neutral in our own operations by 2035, and to achieve net zero emissions in the supply chain by 2050, which is in line with the goal set by the United Nations, global warming of 1.5 Celsius by keeping it under degrees,” said Zsolt Pálinkás, CEO of Tesco Hungary.

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