EO Charging, a provider of technology-enabled turnkey solutions for electric vehicle (EV) fleets, has secured a deal with Tesco to power its 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 in place for a further 150 in 2022.
As part of the first phase of the electrification program, EO is supplying more than 200 AC fast chargers and five DC rapid chargers across five sites. The charging 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 turn-around times required for vehicles.
The partnership will see EO, whose fleet charging solutions are already used by corporations in the U.K. and Europe including 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 for 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 optimize fuel cost per vehicle.
“Tesco is one of the largest and most important businesses in the UK so it’s a privilege to play a part in its transition to electric vehicles as part of its decarbonization strategy,” says Charlie Jardine, founder and CEO at EO Charging. “Our focus is now to help the business optimize its fleet performance and provide round the clock support and ongoing maintenance of their charging infrastructure.”
EO Charging recently announced an agreement for a business combination with First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp., which is expected to result in EO Charging becoming a public company listed on the NASDAQ exchange.