BP Buys UK’s Leading EV Charging Company
EV charge points – BP set to electrify the UK with the acquisition of Chargemaster.
BP has entered into an agreement to buy Chargemaster– the operator of the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network and the leading supplier of EV
The acquisition is an important step to scaling up and deploying fast and ultra-fast charging on BP’s UK forecourts
Chargemaster will be rebranded BP Chargemaster
BP has announced it is to buy the UK’s largest EV charging company, Chargemaster, which operates over 6,500 EV charge points points across the country
On completion of the deal, the company will be renamed BP Chargemaster, combining Chargemaster’s extensive EV charging network with BP’s 1,200 service stations, in a move that will widen access to EV charge points in the UK.
Under its new name, BP Chargemaster will rollout ultra-fast charging infrastructure, including 150 kW chargers capable of delivering 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
BP’s UK customers can expect to see BP Chargemaster EV charge points appearing on forecourts over the next 12 months.
Downstream chief executive Tufan Erginbilgic said: “At BP we believe that fast and convenient charging is critical to support the successful adoption of electric vehicles.
“Combining BP’s and Chargemaster’s complementary expertise, experience and assets is an important step towards offering fast and ultra-fast charging at BP sites across the UK and to BP becoming the leading provider of energy to low carbon vehicles, on the road or at home,” he said.
Founded in 2008, Chargemaster is involved in the development of EV charging points from design and build to sales and operation and runs POLAR, the largest public charging network in the UK used by 40,000 customers.
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