BP Chargemaster to upgrade and repair all Polar network Rapid Charger units throughout November


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BP Chargemaster are to upgrade all 50kW Ultracharge rapid chargers to improve charging experience through the month of November.


The Electric Vehicle (EV) charging providers will be making upgrades to its 50kW rapid chargers, aiming to improve functionality and connectivity. Their team of engineers will be visiting each public 50kW Ultracharge unit on the Polar network in the next 4 weeks.

The upgrades will include removing the current RFID only card readers on the chargers and installing an improved contactless payment terminal. The aim of the upgrades is to simplify access to the network, with customers able to use the contactless terminal to start a charge with their Polar Plus or Charge Now membership access card, as well as with a debit or credit card. The new contactless units will also now accept Mastercard, Via, AMEX, Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.


Each rapid charger will receive new firmware and tech upgrades to improve connection to the firm’s back-end system. Engineers will also check each unit’s functionality and repair any issues, to improve reliability and ensure customers, many of whom are EV taxi drivers, can get a charge when they need it.


As well as offering hundreds of 50kW rapid chargers across the UK, Polar has recently become the largest public 150kW charging network with over 50 units now live.

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