BP Pulse opens ultra-fast EV charging sites in Scotland

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BP Pulse has opened two EV ultra-fast charging sites at Harthill services on the M8 motorway in Scotland.

Situated off the east-and west-bound carriageways near Harthill, Lanarkshire, the sites feature 10 150kW chargers servicing the Edinburgh to Glasgow corridor.

According to BP Pulse, a 150kW charger allows a driver to add up to 130 miles of range in as 10-15 minutes, however the company said it expects the chargers to power one million miles of EV motoring in their first year.

Each 150kW charger is equipped with the two types of rapid charging connectors that EVs use – CCS and CHAdeMO – for widespread compatibility with Scotland’s EVs.

Charging sessions are accessible with a BP Pulse subscription or EV drivers can use pay-as-you-go charging using a contactless debit or credit card with no registration required.

Scottish transport minister Graeme Dey said: “Positioned between Scotland’s two largest cities, the new ultra-fast 150kW chargers from BP Pulse are a welcome addition to Harthill services. This investment from bp pulse will provide even more charging options for EV drivers in Scotland.”

The hub opening follows BP Pulse’s recent announcement that it will roll out dedicated ultra-fast charging hubs across the UK, with the first purpose-built charging and convenience hub set to open later this year.

BP aims for its EV charging network to double in size to 16,000 chargepoints by 2030.

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