EG Group Strikes Tesla Deal for Superchargers Across UK and Europe
EG Group has announced a significant agreement to acquire Tesla’s latest Supercharger units for its expanding evpoint business in the UK and Europe. These chargers, branded as “evpoint,” will incorporate Tesla’s leading-edge technology and will be accessible to all drivers, irrespective of their vehicle brand.
The deal, a first of its kind in Europe between Tesla and a third-party charge point operator, will see the chargers operating on an open network. Additionally, they will support the Plug and Charge protocol, streamlining and automating the payment process. The rollout of these new charging units is expected to commence before the year’s end.
Zuber Issa CBE, Founder and co-CEO of EG Group, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Securing this best-in-class equipment from Tesla marks another milestone for evpoint.” He highlighted the deal’s significance in transforming customer interaction with EG and accelerating the delivery of essential charging infrastructure to support the transition to Net Zero.
“We have made significant progress on EV charging, with over 600 chargers across 189 sites already deployed,” said Imraan Patel, EG Group’s Chief Strategy & Business Officer, who outlined a three-pronged strategy focusing on EV charging, alternative vehicular fuels, and broader carbon reduction. He executive outlined evpoint will install more than 20,000 chargers across approximately 3,600 EG sites and potential third-party locations.
“We’re excited to make our fast-charging hardware available to EG Group, and other leaders in the space,” said Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla’s Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure, who emphasized the importance of rapidly installing reliable and user-friendly EV charging infrastructure.
This is big news to making Tesla’s Superchargers the default charging solution for EVs, like it’s becoming in North America with the support of major automakers.