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bp pulse opens most powerful charging hub in Central London providing dedicated access to Uber

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

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bp pulse unveiled its most powerful charging hub to date in central London today.

Situated at Q-Park Pimlico in the Borough of Westminster, the facility boasts eight ultra-fast 150kW chargers, each capable of charging up to 100 miles of range in just 15 minutes. This means that drivers can easily complete three round trips to Heathrow Airport with a quick pit stop for a charge.

One of the standout features of this charging hub is its capacity to accommodate sixteen electric vehicles charging simultaneously. The facility is the latest addition to bp pulse's extensive network in Greater London, which already encompasses over 570 charge points, including approximately 50 ultra-fast chargers.

By partnering with UK Power Networks Services, the new Pimlico hub greatly enhances the availability of ultra-fast EV charging options in central London. Previously, only thirteen ultra-fast charge points were accessible to the public, spanning all charge point operators in 2023.

The charging facility will be open to both individual customers and bp pulse fleet customers, including Uber. As part of their ongoing collaboration, which began in 2022, bp pulse and Uber have been working together to accelerate Uber's commitment to transforming into a zero-tailpipe emissions mobility platform in the UK by 2030. Uber drivers will benefit from two dedicated charge points at the Pimlico site, further incentivising the transition to electric vehicles.

Akira Kirton, vice president, bp pulse UK, said: “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. 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.”

Uber’s general manager in the UK, Andrew Brem, said: “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. 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.”


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