BP to invest £1 bn in electric vehicle charging in UK

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BP announced new plans to invest £1 billion in electric vehicle charging in the UK for the roll-out of fast, convenient charging across the country.

bp pulse, bp’s EV charging business, intends to make the investment over the next 10 years helping to meet the UK’s fast-growing demand for EV charging and support the country’s transition to low carbon transportation. The company also expects this to support hundreds of new jobs in the UK.

The investment will see bp pulse:

Approximately triple the number of public charging points in its UK network.

Accelerate the roll out of 300kW and 150kW fast charging points that are able to provide EV drivers up to 100 miles of range in around 10 minutes of charging.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “bp pulse is supporting the transition to cleaner vehicles as we accelerate towards our net-zero ambitions and boost green jobs opportunities right across the UK”

Richard Bartlett, senior vice president, bp pulse said: “This £1 billion investment is vital to provide the charging infrastructure the UK needs.  We’re investing to build a world-class network. This investment allows us to deliver more.”

bp pulse is part of bp’s integrated UK business portfolio, which includes plans to develop up to 5.9GW gross of offshore wind capacity across the Irish Sea and North Sea and plans to produce 1.5GW of low carbon hydrogen in Teesside, 30 percent of the UK’s 2030 target, from its H2Teesside and HyGreen Teesside projects.

bp pulse is already working with the UK’s largest fleet Royal Mail, Uber and emergency services in both London and Scotland.

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