bp pulse, formerly known as BP Chargemaster, plans to significantly expand its ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure across the UK, with a series of new charging hubs developed in partnership with The EV Network (EVN).
The UK-based EV charging company plans to double the number of EV charge points in its UK network to 16,000 by 2030, with a particular emphasis on ultra-fast chargers. The total amount of charging on the bp pulse network is set to grow 30-fold by 2030.
bp pulse is now the industry leader in the UK for ultra-fast charging on forecourts, and the company is committed to improving the country’s charging infrastructure for fleets and customers.
The new hubs will play an important role in the company’s ambition to offer quick and easy charging to the increasing number of electric vehicle drivers.
The agreement is expected to result in a large number of new ultra-fast EV charging locations in high-traffic areas.
EVN will build the locations, which will each have a variety of ultra-fast charging bays and some will also serve as EV convenience and mobility hubs, with food, drink, and other amenities available to drivers while they charge.
Matteo de Renzi, CEO of bp pulse, said: “We are building a charging network that will give consumers the confidence to make the switch to EVs, knowing they can get the charge they need in the right places. We’re taking another step forward in our commitment to make ultra-fast charging widely accessible across the UK, including in easy reach of the motorway network. These new hubs will complement bp pulse’s existing plans to expand the number of ultra-fast chargers on bp’s forecourts and it’s exciting to be launching this new additional option for drivers.”
Reza Shaybani, co-founder and CEO of EVN said: “This ground-breaking agreement with bp pulse has got 2021 off to a racing start. As the largest public charge point operator in the market, bp pulse is a perfect partner for EVN to deliver critically required EV charging infrastructure nationwide. Together we will be fuelling growth in a vital part of the UK’s green economy, making a reliable national network of EV charging stations a reality for fast growing number of Electric Vehicle drivers.”[source: bp pulse]