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TESCO and Shell to offer EV charging at over 100 sites in Hungary by 2025

Shell Hungary and TESCO-GLOBAL Áruházak are partnering to make Electric Vehicle charging more convenient with Shell Recharge stations at Tesco stores, providing nationwide coverage.

By 2025, Shell will install EV chargers at more than 100 Tesco store locations. The partnership supports both companies’ commitments: Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 while Tesco aims to reach net-zero in their own operations by 2035 and across their whole footprint by 2050.

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Photo courtesy of Shell.

“At Shell, our goal is to ensure that EV charging is comfortable and convenient for customers,” commented Sarolta Vecsey, Head of the Mobility Business Unit of Shell Hungary. “By providing them with the opportunity to charge their car at a parking place during another activity, in this case, their daily shopping, they get fast and easy-to-use service, tailored to the specific needs of electric vehicle users. Thanks to the partnership with Tesco, we will be able to expand an efficient nationwide EV charging network in a short time period.”

“Tesco has led the way in reducing emissions,” added Zsolt Pálinkás, CEO of Tesco Hungary. “We were the first FTSE 100 company to commit to science-based targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 C target. In 2021-22, we achieved an absolute reduction in our operations of 52 per cent against a 2015 baseline. Expanding our existing e-charger network is part of our wider commitment to addressing the environmental challenges that matter most to our customers, colleagues, and communities. Our EV network provides a sustainable choice for our customers and charging while they shop is another little help to make their lives easier.”

In the first phase of the partnership, existing charge points installed by Tesco will become part of the Shell Recharge network and Shell will install further charging points, totalling more than 100 Tesco locations over the next three years. A combination of 22 kilowatts (kW) and 50 kW fast-charging points are expected to be installed at Tesco car parks and will enable customers to conveniently recharge their EVs while shopping. All charging points will be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity. 

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