Working with Lincolnshire Co-op

024 Apr 2024
  • bp pulse and Lincolnshire Co-op have teamed up to boost electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Lincolnshire

  • Since July 2023, bp pulse have rolled out 32 new electric vehicle charging bays at Lincolnshire Co-op stores across the county, bringing EV charging to local and rural communities across Lincolnshire and surrounding counties

bp pulse and the Lincolnshire Co-op are working together to boost commercial EV charging in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties. Thanks to this collaboration, bp pulse have recently installed 32 new rapid 50kW charging bays, bringing the total bp pulse charge points at Lincolnshire Co-op stores to 60. Almost all have been installed in extra-wide bays to ensure customers who need it have extra room to charge.

According to government statistics, only 1 in 6 public chargers were in rural areas . With the majority of Lincolnshire Co-op stores located outside cities across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, and Yorkshire, they are ideally situated to serve rural communities. These new charge points at Co-op stores provide a vital boost to EV charging infrastructure across the Lincolnshire countryside and are helping bring rapid EV charging to a wider customer base.

Teaming up with Lincolnshire Co-op to pair EV charging solutions with convenience is a win-win combination for customers. Recent research by bp pulse shows 51% of UK EV drivers took the opportunity to buy a snack, hot drink or groceries for later at a convenience store on their last charge . Bringing the two together at Lincolnshire Co-op stores gives customers the on-the-go charging they need; in the convenient locations they want.

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Andrew Turner, Procurement and Sustainability Advisor at Lincolnshire Co-op, said: “Installing electric charging points at our trading outlets supports our communities in reducing tailpipe emissions by switching over to hybrid and electric vehicles. We’re determined to make life better in our communities, and central to that is looking after our local environment. Looking to the future, we’d like to further increase the availability of commercial EV chargers to ensure coverage across Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties.”

Akira Kirton, vice president of bp pulse UK, said:“Collaboration is going to be key to accelerating the EV transition. By partnering with Lincolnshire Co-op, we’re putting chargers in the places our customers need them. Customers can recharge their battery while they pick up something for dinner at the same time. Combining EV charging with a brilliant convenience offer is a no-brainer.”

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.

Notes to editor:

Charge points are live at the following Lincolnshire Co-op stores: Winning Post, Old Leake, Long Bennington, Morton, Albert Street, Alford, Coningsby, Caistor, Dunholme, Holbeach, Newbridge Hill, Skirbeck Road, Wygate Park, Wybers, Barnetby, Heckington, Whittlesey, North Hykeham, Hallcroft, Ruskington, Roman Bank, Woodville Road, Metheringham, Morton Bourne, Parklands, Sturton by Stow, Swineshead, Skellingthorpe.

While today bp is mostly in oil and gas, we increased the proportion of our global annual investment that went into our lower carbon & other transition businesses from around 3% in 2019 to around 23% in 2023.

Further information:

bp press office London,, +44 7919 217511

About bp pulse

bp pulse is bp’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station business. It is one of the leading rapid and ultra-fast public EV charging networks in the UK and operates one of 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 commercial EV charge points to consumers wherever they need them: destination, on-the-go and bp forecourts.

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.

About Lincolnshire Co-op

Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent co-operative society. Its purpose is to bring together ideas, energy and resources to make life better in communities. It has around 300,000 members and 2,900 local colleagues in Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties and an elected board of directors who oversee the business.

The society provides valued services and supports the local economy from outlets across its trading area including food stores, filling stations, post offices, travel branches, funeral homes, a florist, a crematorium and community libraries. It also cares for people’s health and wellbeing through its pharmacies and support for a network of wellbeing walks. Local good causes benefit through its Community Champions scheme and together, colleagues and members also look after the local environment through volunteering.

As well as its trading outlets, Lincolnshire Co-op owns properties, from flats and houses to commercial premises. The society brings land and buildings back into use to create attractive environments. With Lincolnshire Co-op as landlord, rents stay local and are invested in schemes that benefit the community.

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  2. Based on a survey of UK EV drivers during 2023 from a total sample size of 818 EV drivers