Recognizing their customer’s requirements, the number of EV charging stations available in supermarket parking lots in the UK has almost doubled between October 2017 and December 2019.

Research by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) and Zap-Map shows a 95% increase to 1,115 stations. This represents about 6.5% of all publicly available charging points in the UK.

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Asda currently has 122 sites which cater for EV charging, equating to around 19 per cent of its stores, while Morrisons has 89 locations equating to 18 per cent of its store estate.

While Tesco only offers charging at four per cent of its locations, this was still more than any other supermarket with 142 locations.

Only 15 per cent of supermarket charge points enable fast charging, with Lidl and Morrisons leading the way with 63 and 59 per cent of their charge points offering the feature.

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