BP Pulse is to install an initial 900 high-speed EV charge points at 70 Marks & Spencer stores across the UK over the next two years.
The roll-out will significantly expand BP Pulse’s network, and add up to 40,000 kWhs of charging capacity to the UK’s EV infrastructure.
A combination of ultra-fast (150kW) and rapid (50kW) charge points will be installed during the roll-out.
In total, 15 rapid (50kW) charge points are already live and open to the public at M&S Maidstone Eclipse and Southgate following successful pilot installations.
The two firms have a long-standing relationship, first partnering in 2005 to introduce M&S Food stores at BP retail sites.
Sacha Berendji; Director of Operations said, “EV charging is the latest feature to ensure we have a store estate fit for the future, to help our customers live lower carbon lives.
“We know that services like EV charging are in demand from our customers, so we’re delighted to be offering this service and give more reasons for customers to shop with us.”
Akira Kirton, CEO at BP Pulse UK said, “We aim to provide fast, reliable, and convenient EV charging to our customers that fits in with their busy lifestyles and so, we are excited to extend our relationship with M&S to put high-speed charge points at their stores, growing our network even further.
“This is exactly the kind of collaboration the UK needs to help accelerate the transition to lower carbon transport and we’re delighted to be working with M&S to make that happen.”