May 25, 2023 - 01:31 pm
India: Uber Green launches in three major citites
Ride-hailing company Uber will launch its Uber Green service in three cities in India starting this June, namely bringing the EV-only option to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Uber also shared a slew of new EV partnerships in India.
May 11, 2023 - 02:17 pm
BP Pulse shifts home charger sales exclusively to fleets
BP Pulse has stopped selling home charging units directly to consumers today and only offers them to fleet customers, opting for a more simplified business approach. This move is part of the company’s adjustment in its EV infrastructure plans.
May 5, 2023 - 03:24 pm
Sysco delivers visionary truck charging hub at Riverside, CA
Food distributor Sysco unveiled its vision for the ‘Riverside Electric Vehicle Hub’. Known to readers from a significant order for electric trucks, the new infrastructure will transform the company’s distribution centre into the “focal point of its electrified fleet”.
Apr 28, 2023 - 01:18 pm
UK charging providers set up lobby group ChargeUK
In the UK, 18 of the country’s leading charging infrastructure providers have joined forces in a new organisation called ChargeUK. The companies want to invest more than six billion pounds in developing and operating charging infrastructure in the UK by 2030.
Mar 17, 2023 - 01:53 pm
HPC network: BP Pulse launches in France
BP has partnered with real estate company Compagnie de Phalsbourg in France to build more than 25 HPC hubs by 2025. The venture marks the market debut of charging infrastructure subsidiary BP Pulse in France.
Mar 6, 2023 - 01:41 pm
BP Pulse opens largest charging hub yet in the UK
BP Pulse has opened its largest, most powerful EV charging hub yet in the UK. The new hub in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, built by The EV Network and operated by BP Pulse, has an installed capacity of 3 megawatts and features ten 300 kW chargers.
Feb 17, 2023 - 04:47 pm
USA: BP to acquire TravelCenters of America
British Petrol has announced that it will buy TravelCenters of America for around 1.3 billion dollars. The takeover of the company, which operates rest stops, restaurants and shops under various brand names in 44 US states, is definite news for electromobility.
Feb 16, 2023 - 12:56 pm
BP to invest billions in charging network in the USA with Hertz
BP wants to pump one billion US dollars into the development of charging infrastructure in the USA by 2030. Part of this investment will go towards the construction of charging facilities at the car rental company Hertz. Both players are planning a US-wide fast charging network at Hertz locations.
Jan 18, 2023 - 05:05 pm
BP places major charging station order with Tritium
Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has received the largest order in its history. The new order comes from BP and includes fast charging stations of the RTM product series with 50 kW and PKM with 150 kW for use by BP Pulse in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.
Oct 14, 2022 - 03:46 pm
Addison Lee scores deal with BP Pulse in London
Addison Lee, a British chauffeur and courier company, has teamed up with BP Pulse, giving Addison Lee’s EV fleet enhanced access to over 3,000 ultra-fast and rapid EV charge points. The private hire company has pledged to transition to an all-electric fleet by 2023.
Apr 19, 2022 - 04:16 pm
BP orders a thousand Tritium fast chargers
Australian charging infrastructure manufacturer Tritium has signed a multi-year contract with BP for the supply of DC charging stations and associated services. BP is placing an initial order with Tritium for almost 1,000 fast charging stations for the UK, Australian and New Zealand markets.
Mar 25, 2022 - 01:23 pm
UK aims for 300,000 charging stations by 2030
The British government wants to increase the number of public charging points for electric vehicles in the UK to 300,000 by 2030. To achieve this goal, it is investing a total of 1.6 billion pounds.
Feb 2, 2022 - 03:38 pm
BP Pulse opens ultra-rapid charge stop at Gatwick Airport
Through its subsidiary BP Pulse, Britain’s oil company BP has opened its latest new electric vehicle charging hub at Gatwick airport near London. The HPC columns currently deliver 150 kW, but BP says new hardware will upgrade these units to deliver 300 kW in future.
Nov 28, 2021 - 02:43 pm
Charging prices rise in the UK over December
From 1 December, new prices are being applied across the BP Pulses’ UK network. The cost per kWh of energy for subscribers has risen from 23p to 32p for the standard public chargers with AC 43kW/DC 50kW and from 29p to 38p for registered users.
Oct 7, 2021 - 04:53 pm
bp Pulse orders 30 VN5 hybrid vans from LEVC
In the UK, LEVC is supplying 30 VN5 electrified (hybrid) vans to EV charging infrastructure provider BP Pulse. The vans are being used by BP Pulse’s electricians when installing EV charging points across the country.
Oct 6, 2021 - 10:07 pm
Ricardo & Lightning partner up for UK e-trucks
Ricardo and Lightning eMotors have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy electric vehicles in the UK. The US electric retrofitting company will produce powertrains and other elements that Ricardo will then install in commercial vehicles in the UK.
Sep 9, 2021 - 05:24 pm
BP Pulse opens ultra-fast charging sites in Scotland
BP Pulse has opened two new ultra-fast charging sites on the M8 motorway at bp pulse’s Harthill services in Scotland. Situated on the Edinburgh to Glasgow corridor, the sites feature ten 150-kW chargers servicing the east-and west-bound carriageways near Harthill, Lanarkshire.
Mar 30, 2021 - 04:03 pm
BP buys into Digital Charging Solutions
Alongside the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, BP will become the third shareholder in the charging infrastructure provider Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) with a share of 33.3 per cent. DCS will also offer combined charging and refuelling solutions through the partnership with the mineral oil company in the future.
Jan 28, 2021 - 05:44 pm
Freewire gathers $50Mn in third funding round
FreeWire Technologies has gained $50 million in a Series C funding round, led by Riverstone Holdings, with participation from current shareholders such as BP ventures. The new investment will enable FreeWire to accelerate international market expansion of its Boost Charger and expand production capacity.
Jan 28, 2021 - 05:16 pm
UK: West Midlands to add over 100 AC charge points
In the UK, the West Midlands will get a boost to its electric vehicle infrastructure, following Warwickshire County Council’s award of a £584,000 contract to BP pulse. The former BP Chargemaster will install over 100 charge points across the region.
Dec 14, 2020 - 08:12 pm
Polar & BP Chargemaster reorganise under new brand
Polar and BP Chargemaster have officially rebranded their charging business under the banner ‘bp pulse’. This now includes both bp Chargemaster and Polar, who have combined their networks. Further, a deal was inked with Freewire technologies.