Electric car owners in Slough can now charge their vehicles for free at the town’s Tesco Extra.

Volkswagen and Tesco have got together to provide the largest retail electric vehicle charging network in the UK – powered by Pod Point, giving EV drivers a place to charge their cars while doing their shopping.

The Tesco Extra on Brunel Way has now been fitted with four complimentary charging points.

Owners of electric cars made by any EV manufacturer can use the 7kW charging points for free. They just need to download the Pod Point app, plug in the charger and confirm their charge.

It is part of a nationwide rollout which will see 2,400 charging points installed at up to 600 Tesco stores over three years – with all electricity used to charge cars generated from renewable sources.

Tim Attwood, managing director at Windrush Volkswagen, said: “Our partnership with Tesco and Pod Point is making electric car ownership even more attractive. Everyone loves a freebie and owners of any EV, whether it's a Volkswagen or not, can plug their car in and give it a charge.

“We’re delighted to be playing a role in boosting charging infrastructure.”