Smart Charge charge point and 2 EV parking bays

Sainsbury’s Smart Charge introduces Nectar points to reward customers for EV charging

Nic Ryan

Customers using Sainsbury’s ultra-rapid EV charging service Smart Charge will now be able to collect Nectar points, making it the first EV charging service in the UK to offer a national loyalty scheme - collecting 1 Nectar point for every pound spent.

Smart Charge is Sainsbury's 100% renewable energy EV charging network with over 400 charging bays and counting. The service has already proven to be a hit with drivers as a reliable, accessible and easy-to-use charging solution for their electric vehicle, with more than 65,000 hours of charging to date. 

The news coincides with the launch of the retailer’s 50th Smart Charge EV charging location, with 12 new bays now available at the Sainsbury’s London Enfield Superstore. Just off the A10, the new site is ideally placed for EV drivers heading in or out of the city.

“Today marks a huge milestone for our Smart Charge business as we become the first EV charging provider to offer customers loyalty benefits from a UK leading loyalty programme, Nectar,” said Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Director of Property, Procurement & EV Ventures.

“Rolling out across June, customers using any of our 400 Smart Charge bays across the country will now be able to benefit from collecting Nectar points to spend on their favourite brands.

“Our Enfield store is a fantastic location, in a popular residential area of North London and near main roads, making it an ideal spot for our 50th location.”

Smart Charge is the only fully owned and end-to-end managed EV charging business from a UK supermarket. 

New charging hubs will be added to the Smart Charge network throughout the UK regularly, with service information and new openings published on

Search for Smart Charge locations on the Zapmap app or web map with the network filter, or filter by location to view all supermarket charging available across the UK.