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EO Charging has secured a deal with supermarket giant Tesco to power its UK home delivery fleet of electric vans.

Tesco plans to have a fully electric delivery vehicle fleet by the end of 2028. This year, the business has already rolled out 30 electric vans, with plans for a further 150 in 2022.

As part of the first phase of the electrification programme, EO is supplying 200 AC fast chargers and five DC rapid chargers across five sites. The Depots in Lakeside, Oxford, Glasgow (two sites) and Enfield will serve both day to day charging requirements as well as emergency cover in case of short turnaround times required for vehicles.

The partnership will see EO, whose fleet charging products are already used by Amazon, DHL, Go-Ahead and Uber, taking care of end to end electrification for Tesco.

This includes upfront consultation to charging hardware, ongoing 24/7/365 support, maintenance, and onsite service level agreement (SLA) for ‘mission critical’ charging infrastructure.

Tesco’s charging infrastructure will be managed by EO Cloud, dedicated depot software that combines charge scheduling, site load management, vehicle telematics integration and energy data to reduce infrastructure installation costs and optimise cost per vehicle.

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