EO Charging is supplying Tesco, the UK’s largest grocery store chain, with more than 200 AC fast chargers and 5 DC rapid chargers for its home delivery fleet of electric vans.
The Tesco charging depots are located to the North and East of London, at Oxford and a further two in Glasgow. The charging facilities are designed to support full recharging requirements as well top-ups when the electric vans have short turn-around times.
Tesco plans to have a fully electric delivery vehicle fleet by the end of 2028. It has taken delivery of 30 electric vans so far this year and plans for a further 150 in 2022.
The charging infrastructure at Tesco’s delivery depots will be managed by EO Cloud – depot managing and charge scheduling software that integrates with vehicle telematics, reducing, says EO Charging, infrastructure installation costs while optimising vehicle efficiency.
Charlie Jardine, Founder & CEO at EO Charging, says, “Our focus is now to help the business optimise its fleet performance and provide round the clock support and ongoing maintenance of their charging infrastructure.”