The energy giant said electrification was “at the heart of its convenience and mobility strategy” with the company aiming to double the size of the BP Pulse network in the UK to 16,000 charge points by 2030, with a particular emphasis on ultra-fast chargers.
The total amount of charging on the network is set to grow 30-fold by 2030. It is rolling out new charging hubs in partnership with the EV Network (EVN).
Matteo de Renzi, chief executive 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.”
The sites will be developed by EVN with each having a range of ultra-fast charging bays and some becoming “convenience and mobility hubs” with food, drink and other facilities on offer to drivers as they charge.Reza Shaybani, co-founder and chief executive of EVN, added: “This ground-breaking agreement with BP Pulse has got 2021 off to a racing start. Together we will be fuelling growth in a vital part of the UK’s green economy.”