bp pulse, one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and FreeWire Technologies, have signed an exclusive memorandum of understanding (MOU) for bp pulse to deploy FreeWire’s Boost Charger in its operations across the UK.
FreeWire’s technology enables faster and more widespread charger deployment thanks to the battery-integrated charging technology, removing the need for every ultra-fast charger installation to have a high power grid connection.
bp pulse’s goal it to operate 700 or more ultra-fast public chargers by 2025.
Ross Mabon, Chief Operating Officer of bp pulse, says: “At bp pulse we’re committed to delivering fast, convenient and seamless charging to our customers. FreeWire’s Boost Charger can be an exciting addition to our EV charging solutions, allowing us to expand our network faster, and in more locations than previously possible.”
He adds: “In creating a truly nationwide ultra-fast charging network, this technology will help us to provide coverage in areas where securing new, larger grid connections would make installing such infrastructure more challenging. We’re delighted to have made this initial agreement and look forward to progressing to a full contract.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with and supporting bp pulse in its ambitious plans to deploy widespread ultra-fast charging infrastructure across the UK,” comments FreeWire CEO Arcady Sosinov. “As a leader in the UK charging market, bp pulse is keenly aware of grid limitations and the challenges of delivering ultra-fast charging in certain locations. This agreement is a strong recognition of the benefits of battery-integrated charging technology and its ability to accelerate an all-electric future.”
bp pulse (formerly bp Chargemaster) has supplied over 60,000 public, workplace and home charging units, and is now rolling out 150kW ultra-rapid chargers on bp retail sites.
The UK has set a target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and the government has announced that it will be ending the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030, driving increased EV adoption.