Henderson and BP roll out EV charging for Northern Ireland


BP Pulse has announced it will install up to 200 EV charge points at about 100 Henderson Retail sites across Northern Ireland within the next two years, including at 30 BP branded locations.

With the roll-out BP Pulse aims to create one of the region’s largest networks of ultra-fast and rapid EV charging, and add up to 15,000 kW of charging capacity.

Henderson Retail owns and operates 106 Spar, Eurospar and Vivo branded stores in Northern Ireland, 81 of which have fuel forecourts.

BP Pulse charge points are already live and charging EVs at 17 BP Spar sites across Northern Ireland as well as at another four Henderson Retail Spar sites.

The full roll-out is planned to be finished by end 2025.

BP Pulse is installing charging units which have an integrated battery storage system.

They are installed with a connection to a standard voltage power grid.

This overcomes a significant barrier to the roll-out of EV charging infrastructure and removes the need for construction of a dedicated high-voltage substation, considerably reducing installation cost and time.

Each charger has two charge points – one ultra-fast (150kW) and one rapid (100kW) – delivering a combined power of up to 250kW.

Akira Kirton CEO, BP Pulse UK said, “Working with Henderson Group, a retail network that dominates the market in Northern Ireland, we have the opportunity and aspiration to create one of the largest networks of ultra-fast and rapid charging points – meeting the rise in demand for now and in the future.”

Ron Whitten, Chief Financial Officer at Henderson Group said, “This rollout builds on the long-standing cooperation between BP and our Henderson Retail Spar and Eurospar sites as the largest operator of BP branded forecourts in Northern Ireland.”


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