bp pulse is boosting EV charging in the Midlands

012 Dec 2023
  • bp pulse has opened six ultra-fast charging hubs in the Midlands this year, providing vital infrastructure for drivers and businesses across the region

  • In total, the hubs feature 41 300kW chargers, enabling 80 EVs to charge at once at 150kW 

bp has boosted electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the Midlands in 2023, opening a total of six ultra-fast charging hubs in the region. Hubs in Dudley, Kettering, Tamworth, Uttoxeter and Mansfield all opened this year, as well as the UK’s largest EV charging hub at the NEC in Birmingham in September. In total, these sites enable 80 EVs to charge at ultra-fast 150kW speeds simultaneously. 

The EV transition is already well underway in the Midlands. In just the last 3 months, there have been over 100,000 charging sessions bp pulse charge points across the region. These six new strategically located hubs near the M5, M42, and M6 already provide essential charging infrastructure for EV drivers travelling across Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands and are helping to provide drivers in the region with the confidence they need to make the switch to an EV.  

The sites offer the charging speeds drivers want, in the locations they need them. The ultra-fast 150 kW charge points are capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in around 15 minutes (depending on vehicle type) and have been installed in sites close to major transport links like the M42, M6 M1 and Birmingham Airport.

Akira Kirton, vice president, bp pulse UK, said: "Rapid and ultra-fast charging hubs are central to our strategy at bp pulse. We are thrilled to have opened six hubs this year in the Midlands, a crucial region for bp pulse’s vision of connecting the UK and delivering the EV infrastructure needed for the UK’s transition to electric vehicles.” 

“Our focus on expanding ultra-fast charging infrastructure means that motorists and fleets will be able to access the latest technology in convenient locations in the time it takes to grab a takeaway or do a shop.”  

Reza Shaybani, CEO of The EV Network (EVN), the partner bp pulse worked with to deliver the sites, said: 

“The launch of these sites in 2023 has been very exciting for The EV Network and another milestone in the UK’s expanding network. 

“At EVN we are excited to invest in and deliver many projects for bp pulse this year, with many more in or entering the construction phase. Our long-term agreement with bp pulse ensures this is not just an investment for the sites’ visitors but a transformative step towards bolstering the entire EV charging infrastructure of the UK.” 

bp pulse is one of the largest rapid and ultra-fast public EV charging networks in the UK. It has ambitious plans to deliver on-the-go and destination charging infrastructure. Today, around 70% of the population in Great Britain lives within a five-mile radius of a bp pulse rapid or ultra-fast charge point. 

bp is backing Britain with plans to invest up to £18 billion in the UK energy system by 2030. This includes up to £1 billion for EV charging infrastructure.

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Further information: 

bp press office London,, +44 7919 217511 

About bp pulse 
bp pulse is bp’s electric vehicle (EV) charging business. It is one of the largest rapid and ultra-fast public EV charging networks in the UK and operates the largest number of sites with ultra-fast charging in Germany.  

bp’s EV charging journey started in 2018 with the acquisition of Chargemaster Ltd in the UK. Rebranded to bp pulse, its presence has extended rapidly across the world to China, Germany, Netherlands and the US.  

Focused on fast, reliable charging bp pulse is rolling out charge points to consumers wherever they need them: destination, on-the-go and bp forecourts. The additional focus for commercial fleets includes depot and fleet at home charging.  

EV charging is one of the key growth engines driving bp's transformation to an integrated energy company. The company aims to grow its network of public EV charging points by 2030 to over 100,000 worldwide. 

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