Engie is to deliver EV charging points at 19 supermarket locations across West Yorkshire for Asda.
The company will install high specification 50kW+ chargers, that replenish electric cars in 30 minutes with 100% renewable energy, across all sites.
These two-car chargers will also be free to use until October this year for Asda customers.
This partnership is an extension of Engie’s existing relationship with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority which is centred on improving air quality and CO2 emissions across the region.
The Combined Authority secured nearly £2m from the Government’s Office for Low Emission vehicles (OLEV) in 2019 and the installation of the charging points at Asda stores will mark the final phase of the programme.
Jerry Maloney, managing director for Engie’s Futures business said, “We are very pleased that in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, we have already installed more than 70 rapid electric vehicle chargers and have begun the installation of a further 19 charging points at Asda stores within the West Yorkshire region.
“The provision of rapid electric vehicle charging facilities at Asda stores offers customers a reliable and convenient way to charge whilst they visit the store. The Engie network charging points will be completely free to use until October 2021, in the hope that this will encourage more people to make the switch to EV.”
John Mutton, Asda’s senior asset manager added, “With thanks to our partner Engie, customers will see these charging points installed in some of our carparks over the coming weeks and we hope that by making them easily accessible, it will encourage more drivers to look at greener vehicles in the future and support a reduction in carbon emissions.”