DRIVERS will now be able to charge their cars for free at a superstore in Bracknell.

Customers at Tesco Superstore in Martins Heron will be able to get around 22.5 miles of free charge while plugging in for their weekly shop.

Volkswagen and Tesco have partnered to provide electric vehicle charging – powered by Pod Point, giving EV drivers a place to charge their cars while doing their shopping.

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The company said the free service is available to any electric car brand.

Matthew Thorne, brand manager at Martins Volkswagen of Camberley, said: “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.Volkswagen is serious about e-mobility and we’re really excited about the arrival of our new ID.3 electric family hatchback, which will arrive in the UK later this year.

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“Our partnership with Tesco and Pod Point is making electric car ownership even more attractive."

Owners of electric cars made by any EV manufacturer can use the 7kW charging points for free.

Drivers just need to download the Pod Point app, plug in the charger and confirm their charge.

The free charging points are a response to the growing demand for electric cars.

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Jason Tarry, Tesco chief executive for UK & ROI, said: “We’re now well on our way to achieving our ambition of installing more than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores.

“Providing customers with charging points offers them a sustainable choice and giving them the opportunity to charge their car for free while they shop is a little help to make this easier.”

Erik Fairbairn, from Pod Point, added: “We’re really excited to be providing drivers in Bracknell with more opportunities to charge while they shop."