In a first-of-its-kind agreement, British petrol station giant EG Group will buy Superchargers from Tesla.
EG Group announced it will purchase an undisclosed number of Tesla Supercharger sites across the UK and Europe. The deal will allow EG to rapidly expand its EV charging footprint from around 600 charge points currently to over 20,000 chargers across 3,600 locations.
The Supercharger stations bought from Tesla will be rebranded as “evpoint” chargers under EG’s network. But they will continue to utilize Tesla’s industry-leading fast charging technology, delivering speeds up to 250 kW, V4 Superchargers will be capable of charging at speeds up to 350kW.
Importantly, the chargers will now be accessible to all EV drivers, not just Tesla owners, opening the Supercharger network helps advance Tesla’s mission to accelerate widespread electric vehicle adoption.
Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla’s Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure, commented: “The rapid installation of reliable, easy-to-use EV charging infrastructure is the right step towards a sustainable future and a key area of focus for us at Tesla. For this reason, we’re excited to make our fast-charging hardware available for purchase to EG Group, and other leaders in the space.”
The landmark deal with EG Group reflects Tesla’s maturing strategy around its charger network. Initially limited to Tesla owners only, the network has incrementally opened to other EVs in certain locations. Selling to third parties like EG expands public access further.
Tesla operates over 50,000 Supercharger stalls worldwide, by far the largest fast charging network. While enormously capital intensive to deploy, the extensive proprietary network has been key to enabling long-distance EV travel.
Now Tesla is strategically monetizing that infrastructure investment by selling stations to entities like EG Group that can manage operations and maintenance. This also unlocks the network for all EV drivers, advancing universal charging access.
For EG Group, Tesla Supercharger technology represents a fast track to deploy premium charging facilities. Tesla’s chargers set the industry standard for convenience and charging speed.
The partnership promises to rapidly grow Europe’s EV charging landscape, a critical step in mainstream EV adoption.