bp pulse is a nationwide network available via the bp pulse app and contactless card payment. The network became bp pulse in December 2020, having previously been known as Polar.
bp pulse has a subscription service via its app where customers pay a monthly fee of £7.85 to enjoy 20% off per kWh charged, compared to Pay As You Go (PAYG).
bp pulse is currently offering a 1-month free subscription worth £7.85 for individuals signing up to a full bp pulse membership, then £9 monthly credit for five months (worth £45).
Registered users of the bp pulse app who are not a paying member can still enjoy lower prices per kWh charged, compared to PAYG. Users can top off their account with a £5 minimum credit to access the bp pulse network.
For those without the bp pulse app, customers can use contactless card payment when charging on the network under the PAYG tariffs.
How much does the bp pulse network cost?
bp pulse contactless/PAYG
Fast points: 57p/kWh
Rapid points: 69p/kWh
Ultra-rapid 150 kW points: 69p/kWh
bp pulse registered user
Registered user cost:
Fast points: 57p/kWh
Rapid points: 67p/kWh
Ultra-rapid 150 kW points: 67p/kWh
bp pulse membership
£7.85 per month – first month free.
Cost per charge – where applicable:
Fast points: 44p/kWh
Rapid points: 55p/kWh
Ultra-rapid 150 kW points: 55p/kWh
To discover how much it will cost to charge an EV from a bp pulse charge point, head to Zap-Map’s Public Charging Calculator. This allows you to select any new or used plug-in vehicle, and tailor elements – such as electricity cost and charge required – for personalised results.
How to use the the bp pulse Network
Access to the bp pulse network is made via either an RFID card or a smartphone app. Contactless bank card access is available on a large number of rapid charge points.
Finding bp pulse points on Zap-Map
All bp pulse points can be found on Zap-Map by using the network filter. This can be used on the desktop and mobile apps, and displays only those points available to use by bp pulse customers.
bp pulse also provides Zap-Map with a live network feed of points, helping to show the most up-to-date charge point information possible. This means Zap-Map can show if a charge point is in use or available, alongside the traditional reports indicating whether the unit is operational or out of order.
About bp pulse
Founded in 2008 and acquired by bp in 2018, bp pulse manufactures home charge units and public fast chargers. The company also produces rapid charge points – charging at 50 kW DC and 43 kW AC – and ultra-rapid 150 kW DC chargers.
bp pulse partners
bp pulse has official charging partner arrangements with BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, LEVC, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, and Smart. The company is either able to easily arrange for home charge units to be installed for new customers of the above manufacturers, or in certain cases will provide free home charge points to buyers as part of the deal.