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UK's biggest free retail electric car charging network hits 500,000 charges

Tesco, in partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point, is installing free charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK as part of their commitment to improving electric car charging infrastructure.The partnership has now provided its 500,000th free top-up - and during this period three million kWh of free, carbon neutral electricity has been given out.This is enough power to drive a new all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV around 10.4 million miles.Based on the average new petrol or diesel car sold in the UK, the scheme has reduced carbon emissions by approximately 2,120 tonnes - the same as more than 2,770 acres of forest will manage in a year.The announcement was welcomed by Transport Secretary and EV owner Grant Shapps, who said: "As we.

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