Hull’s first ultra-fast EV charging hub

02 Oct 2023

bp pulse opens Hull’s first ultra-fast EV charging hub

  • bp pulse has opened a new ultra-fast charging hub in Hull, boosting EV charging capacity for drivers and businesses in East Yorkshire

  • Located on Hedon Road, the site will enable 12 EVs to charge at once

  • Kingston upon Hull MP Karl Turner welcomed the new EV charging hub for helping enable local drivers and businesses’ transition to electric vehicles

In the latest boost to the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in East Yorkshire, bp pulse has opened its first ultra-fast EV charging hub in Hull. The six new 300kW chargers significantly upgrade the city’s public charging network, enabling 12 EVs to charge at once.

The site will be Hull’s largest ultra-fast EV charging hub to date and the new chargers use the latest technology to add up to 100 miles of range in around 15 minutes, depending on the vehicle, its charge management software, its battery, the weather and driving conditions. While customers charge, they can fill up their caffeine battery at the brand-new Costa or do their weekly food shop at Lidl, thanks to the retail options available onsite.

As the football season starts back up, Hull City football fans could reach upcoming away games against Middlesborough, Sheffield and Huddersfield on a single 20-minute charge.

Akira Kirton, vice president, bp pulse UK, said:

"We are thrilled to open this new site in Hull, a city where bp has over 55 years of heritage. It’s another step forward for bp pulse’s vision of connecting the UK and delivering the EV infrastructure needed for the UK’s transition to electric vehicles.”

Karl Turner, MP for Kingston upon Hull East, said:

“It’s fantastic to see bp choosing Hull for its latest EV charging hub. Investment like this is really important to give drivers more confidence to switch to an electric vehicle and this is a great step forward.”

Reza Shaybani – CEO of the EV Network, the partners bp pulse worked with to deliver the site, said:

“We are proud to bring another great location to the UK’s infrastructure. Hedon Road has been an exciting project and we have enjoyed working with bp pulse to bring this great site live. We look forward to supporting more journeys and powering even more electric miles with bp pulse in the future”.

bp pulse is one of the leading 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 live within a 5 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.

bp’s wider transformation is underway. Whilst today we’re mostly in oil & gas, we’ve increased global investment into our lower carbon & other transition businesses from around 3% in 2019 to around 30% last year.

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 leading rapid and ultra-fast public EV charging networks in the UK.

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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