- Deal with BP pulse signifies first time We want to acquire Tesla’s ultra-fast chargers and install them on our own separate EV charging network.
- Agreement is a part of BP’s goals to invest EV charging in the US by up to $1 billion by 2030.
- By 2030, BP Pulse, the company’s EV charging division, hopes to have more than 100,000 charge stations deployed worldwide. As of now, it has placed more than 27,000 charge points.
- Tesla chargers will be deployed as early as 2024 throughout the BP pulse network, including at significant BP, Amoco, and ampm; Thorntons-branded sites, TravelCenters of America locations, and BP pulse’s expansive GigahubTM charging sites, which are located close to airports and in significant US cities.
Yesterday, bp (NYSE: bp) announced an agreement wherein bp pulse, the company’s EV charging division, would purchase ultra-fast charging hardware components for $100 million from Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). In addition to providing assistance for EV fleet clients by installing chargers at their private depots, the investment will enable the growth of the bp pulse public network throughout the United States. The first hardware acquisition for a stand-alone EV charging network will occur with the addition of Tesla chargers to the bp pulse network.
Beginning in 2024, the roll-out will take place at strategic locations for the bp family of brands, such as TravelCenters of America, Thorntons, Amoco, and more. It will also take place at bp pulse’s expansive GigahubTM charging sites in major cities and at locations managed by third parties, like Hertz locations, as part of previously announced partnerships. The cities of Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. have been chosen as the locations for the initial installations.
Additionally, a few client depots for the bp pulse fleet will provide Tesla charges. Combining Tesla’s quick and dependable chargers with bp pulse’s industry-leading, intelligent charge management software, Omega, gives the company the unique ability to control the whole EV fleet charging process, offering a full solution to its fleet clients.
“Strengthening the bp pulse network with Tesla’s industry-leading hardware is a major step forward in our ambitions for high speed, open access charging infrastructure in the US and advances our ambition to delivering an exceptional customer experience,” said Richard Bartlett, global CEO of bp pulse. “Combined with our vast network of convenience and mobility sites on and off the highway, this collaboration with Tesla will bring fast and reliable charging to EV drivers when and where they need it.”
The Tesla ultra-fast chargers, which have an output of 250 kW, will be branded, installed and operated by bp pulse. The chargers will be fitted with Tesla’s ‘Magic Dock’, which is compatible with both North American Charging Standard (NACS) and Combined Charging System (CCS) connectors. This enables EVs from other major vehicle manufacturers to use the Tesla chargers on the bp pulse’s network, regardless of whether they use CCS or NACS ports. To further improve user experience, the Tesla chargers will support use of the Plug and Charge protocol, which simplifies and automates payments. As is Tesla’s current policy, third-party operated ultra-fast chargers meeting Tesla’s reliability and functionality requirements are featured in Tesla’s vehicle UI and apps, and bp pulse expects to uphold those requirements on its network.
Rebecca Tinucci, Tesla’s Senior Director of Charging Infrastructure said: “At Tesla, we’re driven to enable great charging experiences for all EV owners. Selling our fast-charging hardware is a new step for us, and one we’re looking to expand in support of our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We appreciate bp’s partnership in this area – it’s the right step towards a more sustainable future. ”
“This is another example of how bp pulse is collaborating with leaders across the industry, in areas including real estate, charging technology and automakers, to advance EV infrastructure growth across the US, and to deliver the fast and reliable charging experience we know our customers demand.” said Sujay Sharma, CEO bp pulse Americas. “We remain open and committed to expanding alliances with EV industry leaders even further and we look forward to welcoming the growing number of EV drivers across the country to our network.”
In addition to this deal with Tesla, bp pulse aims to continue deploying additional fast and reliable charging points at high-demand locations, such as airports, major metropolitan areas, and bp-owned and properties along Alternative Fueling Corridors. Furthermore, bp has been awarded grant funds through programs like National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) and California Energy Commission (CEC) to provide charging infrastructure at sites in California, Pennsylvania, Colorado; and Kentucky.
In February 2023, bp announced plans to invest $1 billion in America’s EV charging infrastructure by 2030 with an aim of investing $500 million in the next two to three years. Our five transition growth engines — bioenergy, convenience, EV charging through our charging business bp pulse, hydrogen, renewables and power — made up around 30% of bp’s total investment in 2022, up from around 3% in 2019.
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