Houston, US, welcomes North America’s first bp pulse Gigahub with 24 fast-charging points

  • Introduces bp’s first US Gigahub EV charging station in Houston, Texas.
  • Featuring 24 DC fast-charging points and Tritium technology.
  • Emphasises bp’s commitment to sustainable energy and global EV infrastructure expansion.

bp pulse unveils its inaugural bp pulse Gigahub EV charging station in the United States. 

The station is located at the bp Westlake campus in Houston, Texas, and will expand the company’s network of EV chargers across the US. 

This cutting-edge facility boasts 24 EV DC fast-charging points equipped with Tritium 150kW DC fast chargers. Such advanced technology ensures rapid and efficient charging for EVs, contributing to the acceleration of EV adoption nationwide. With the bp pulse app, users gain access to real-time charging availability updates and WiFi connectivity. 

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Emma Delaney, bp Executive Vice President for Customers & Products, commented:

“As we expand our global footprint, I am thrilled to unveil our first EV charging Gigahub in the US. With leading fast charging positions already in key markets in the UK, China, and Germany, we’re learning about customer charging preferences on the go.”

Moving forward, bp pulse is deploying additional charging points at high-demand locations nationwide. This includes airports and major metropolitan areas. This expansion aligns with bp’s plans to invest $1 billion in North America’s EV charging infrastructure by 2030. $500 million of that is being invested by the end of 2025.

Sujay Sharma, CEO of bp pulse Americas, said:

“We’re excited to bring bp pulse to America’s energy corridor and expand our presence in the US public EV-charging market.

This project will bring fast, reliable charging to EV drivers when and where they need it, helping support faster electric-vehicle adoption in the US. We look forward to welcoming new and existing EV drivers to our growing network.”

In line with US expansion plans, bp pulse has also secured grant funds through initiatives such as the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) and the California Energy Commission (CEC). These funds will facilitate the development of charging infrastructure at key sites in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky.

With 29,000 EV charge points globally, bp pulse is pushing that figure up to 100,000 worldwide by 2030. Approximately 90% of them will be rapid or ultra-fast chargers. This endeavour has the power to boost global adoption. With easy access to connected, high-tech, fast-charging, EV ownership becomes far more realistic. This is hot off the heels of Einride’s announcement of the US’s largest HGV charging hub to date. So, emobility is taking off in North America, and charging infrastructure has to keep up.

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