BP Chargemaster Powering Up To 1.5 Million Electric Miles A Week

BP Chargemaster operates some 7,000 charging points and regularly dispenses over 60,000 kWh of electricity per day.

BP Chargemaster is boasting that thanks to “incredible” growth in the utilization of its public charging network in the UK ‎over the past 12 months, it is now powering electric cars for up to 1.5 million miles a week.

Daily, some 7,000 charging points (AC and DC fast) are regularly dispensing over 60 MWh (60,000 kWh) of electricity. That’s would be about 8.6 kWh per single point every day.

The network probably still is not at a stage of profitability (at least average utilization is too low), but it’s great to hear that stats are improving quickly. A big part of that is the growth of all-electric car sales.

By the end of 2019, BP Chargemaster intends to add 100 ultra-fast chargers (150 kW), and another 300 (total of 400) by the end of 2021.

“BP’s first 150kW forecourts are already live in London and Essex, with other installations in England and Wales going live imminently, and the first sites in Scotland due before the end of the year, demonstrating BP Chargemaster’s commitment to developing the largest nationwide ultra-fast public charging network. This is helping to accelerate the adoption of EVs, by making electric vehicle charging fast, convenient and hassle-free.

All new rapid and ultra-fast chargers on the Polar network are easy to access through contactless payment terminals, with existing rapid chargers being retrofitted with the technology by the middle of next year.”

David Newton, COO of BP Chargemaster, said:

“Powering around 1.5 million electric ‎miles a week makes us the most-used public charging infrastructure operator in the ‎UK and we are proud to serve thousands of electric vehicle drivers every day.‎

‎“We have seen incredible growth in the utilisation of our public charging network ‎over the past 12 months, with both the number of charging sessions and number of ‎users more than doubling, and the amount of energy supplied almost tripling. This ‎reflects the larger batteries and the longer distances being driven by the latest electric ‎vehicles.”‎

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