Chargemaster (bp pulse), one of the largest electric vehicle charging companies in the UK, has announced expansion plans for its ultra-fast charging infrastructure across the UK, in partnership with The Electric Vehicle Network (EVN).
This national EV station roll out for bp pulse will include hubs of between six to twelve chargers, as well as next generation ‘e-forecourts’ with up to 24 ultra-fast charge points (300KW) with on-site solar PV and battery storage systems. The e-forecourts will have both retail and convenience facilities for drivers while they wait for their cars to be charged.
The company is set to grow its total charging on the bp pulse network 30-fold by 2030. This will include 16,000 charge points, with particular emphasis on ultra-fast chargers.
The agreement is expected to deliver a significant number of new ultra-fast EV charging destinations in areas with high volumes of traffic.
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.”
Reza Shaybani, co-founder and CEO of EVN said: “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, making a reliable national network of EV charging stations a reality for a fast-growing number of electric vehicle drivers.”