bp pulse has opened its most powerful charging hub in central London, featuring eight ultra-rapid 150kW chargers allowing sixteen electric vehicles to charge simultaneously.
Located at Q-Park Pimlico in the Borough of Westminster, the charge points are each capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in around 15 minutes, depending on the charging capacity of the EV on charge.
bp pulse operates over 570 charge points in Greater London, including approximately 50 ultra-rapid chargers.
“We have seen ultra-fast charging sessions on the bp pulse public network in London double over the last two years, so it's clear that there is appetite for this technology,” said Akira Kirton, vice president, bp pulse UK.
“At bp pulse, we’re focused on ultra-fast charging and plan to roll out hundreds of hubs this decade in places EV drivers need them. This new hub in Pimlico is another great example of our strategy in action.”
The Pimlico hub also showcases an innovative approach to installing chargers in indoor and underground car parks where limited headroom presents a major challenge.
Andrew Brem from Uber and Akira Kirton from bp pulse UK
The chargers will be available to individual customers as well as bp pulse’s numerous fleet customers, including Uber whose drivers will be able to take advantage of two dedicated charge points at the site.
“Uber drivers tell us that one of the greatest barriers to electrification is the lack of rapid charging points in the right places, so bp pulse’s new hub is a great step towards helping drivers switch to electric vehicles,” said Uber’s general manager in the UK, Andrew Brem.
“London is Uber’s top city for EVs worldwide, with well over 10,000 electric vehicles on the platform. Partnerships like this are crucial to meeting our goal of 100% electric by the end of 2025.”
Since 2022, bp pulse and Uber have had a global mobility agreement in place which has seen both companies work together to help accelerate Uber’s commitment to become a zero-tailpipe emissions mobility platform in the UK by 2030.