BP Pulse Powers EV Transition with New Mega Charging Hub in UK
BP Pulse unveils its largest megaWatt charging hub in the UK. Prioritizes power over quantity.
BP Pulse, one of the UK’s leading ultra-fast and rapid public EV charging networks, has opened its largest and most powerful EV charging hub to date in Kettering, North Northamptonshire. The new hub, built by The EV Network and operated by BP Pulse, has a capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) and features ten 300kW chargers, one of the fastest chargers available in the UK today.
The hub is designed to cater to the growing EV market, providing fast and convenient charging for drivers on the go. With its high-power output, the hub can charge up to 20 cars simultaneously at 150kW, allowing each car to gain up to 160 km in around 15 minutes. This is enough charge to power a 150 km journey from Kettering, North Northamptonshire to London.
Akira Kirton, Vice President of BP Pulse UK, stated that power an EV charger delivers is more important than the number of charging points, and that the company is focusing on expanding its ultra-fast charging infrastructure. The latest technology ensures reliability and is designed to keep up with the charging speeds of vehicle batteries as they advance.
Reza Shaybani, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of The EV Network, said that bringing large sites like this to the public is of paramount importance to shift the UK driver’s confidence in EV charging reliability and availability.
The hub is located at the intersection of the A14 and A43 near Kettering, North Northamptonshire, England. BP Pulse has already established large scale charging hubs in Park Lane, London, and at London Gatwick Airport (LGW). A BP Pulse site is currently under construction in the West Midlands, which, when completed will contain 16 ultra-fast 300kW chargers capable of charging 32 EVs at any given time.
BP pulse intends to open hundreds of additional charging hubs in other locations around the UK by the end of 2030, backed by BP’s plans to invest up to £18 billion in the UK energy system by the same year, which includes up to £1 billion for EV charging infrastructure.
Today, BP has 22,000 EV charge points globally and aims for more than 100,000 by 2030, around 90% of which will be rapid or ultra-fast. The company is developing EV charging infrastructure in key geographies worldwide, underpinned by commercial deals with major fleet operators.
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