Discover ultra-fast charging in Tamworth

02 Oct 2023

bp pulse boosts EV charging in Tamworth with a new ultra-fast hub

  • bp pulse has opened a new ultra-fast charging hub in Tamworth, boosting EV charging capacity for drivers and businesses in the Midlands, with enough capacity to charge eight EVs at once

  • Located in Tame Valley industrial estate, the ultra-fast 300 kW chargers can 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

In the latest boost to the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the Midlands, bp pulse has opened its first ultra-fast EV charging hub in Tamworth. The four new 300kW ultra-fast chargers installed significantly upgrade the town’s public electric vehicle charging network, enabling eight EVs to charge at once.

These new chargers use the latest technology and are capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in around 15 minutes (depending on vehicle type). While customers charge, they can stop for a bite to eat at Gregg’s or do a quick grocery shop at Lidl thanks to the retail and convenience options available at the site.

In just the last three months, there have been 9,000 charging sessions at bp pulse chargers in the Greater Birmingham area. And through this latest network expansion, bp pulse is helping to deliver the reliability, convenience and confidence local motorists and fleet operators need to go electric.

With the half term break ahead, the new hubs could also allow drivers to reach popular holiday destinations such as Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District or Blackpool with only a 20-minute charge.

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

"We are thrilled to open this site in Tamworth, the latest site to open in our EV network expansion in the Midlands. 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.”

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. Tamworth 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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