EG Group has announced that it has agreed to a deal to acquire Tesla’s latest charging units for EG’s evpoint charge point network across the UK and Europe.
The charge points will operate on an open network basis, meaning that all drivers will be able to access evpoint chargers regardless of the brand of electric vehicle (EV) they drive.
The first of the new charging units are expected to be rolling out before the end of the year.
“Securing this best-in-class equipment from Tesla marks another milestone for evpoint and is hugely exciting for us,” said Zuber Issa CBE, Founder and co-CEO of EG Group.
“It is the first deal of its kind entered into by Tesla with a third-party charge point operator in Europe and will transform how our customers charge their vehicles and how they interact with EG.”
“Since installing our first EV charger back in 2012, we have continued to invest in the technology. This deal will accelerate the delivery of vital charging infrastructure for motorists to help power the transition to Net Zero.”
In February Tesla announced that it would open part of its US charging network to rival EVs as part of a $7.5 billion federal program to expand EV use and cut carbon emissions.
BP shared the news last month that it was ordering $100 million worth of Tesla chargers for its US network.
“Our aim is to deliver a three-pronged strategy to help us reach our energy transition goals. These include EV charging, supporting alternative forms of vehicular fuel, and broader carbon reduction, all of which are central to our strategy of helping the world transition to a lower carbon future,” said Imraan Patel, Chief Strategy & Business Officer of EG Group.
“We have made significant progress to date on EV charging, with more than 600 chargers across 189 sites already deployed and a pipeline prepared with an ambition for evpoint to roll out more than 20,000 chargers across c.3,600 of our own sites over time with opportunities across third party locations also being pursued.”