EG Group, a British retailer that operates gas stations and convenience stores across the UK and Europe has announced a deal to purchase Tesla’s Supercharger hardware. This is the second deal Tesla has signed in recent weeks to sell its Superchargers, opening up a brand new line of business for the company.
Late last month oil and gas giant BP agreed to purchase $100 million worth of Supercharger equipment from Tesla. While the company will be installing Tesla’s hardware, they will be branded and part of the bp pulse EV charging network. This was the first time Tesla had sold its charging hardware to a third-party charging network.
Just like with the first deal with Ford to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS), it has only taken a few more weeks for another company to sign up for the same deal. Today EG Group announced they are buying Superchargers from Tesla.
“Securing this best-in-class equipment from Tesla marks another milestone for evpoint and is hugely exciting for us. 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,” said Zuber Issa CBE, Founder and co-CEO of EG Group.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but like the deal with BP, EG Group says the Superchargers will be branded and part of their own EV charging network, ev point. The company also explained the Superchargers will be open to all EV brands, and will support Plug and Charge protocols that simplify the charging experience. The first ev point Superchargers are expected to be rolled out before the end of 2023. Like the deal with bp, they are also expected to be V4 Superchargers.
According to EG Group, they installed their first EV charging station in 2012, with the network expanding to more than 600 EV chargers at 189 different locations since then. The company says they plan to grow that to more than 20,000 chargers at 3,600 sites.