The roll-out will include BP brands TravelCenters of America, Thorntons, ampm and Amoco
BP will bring Tesla’s ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers to convenience stores across its portfolio.
BP Pulse, BP’s EV charging business, has signed a deal to acquire ultra-fast charging hardware units from Tesla for $100 million. The deal, which marks the first time Tesla’s ultra-fast chargers will be purchased for deployment on an independent EV charging network,is part of BP’s plans to invest up to $1 billion in EV charging across the U.S. by 2030.
The roll-out will begin in 2024, with locations at key BP brands including TravelCenters of America, Thorntons, ampm and Amoco. It will also include BP Pulse’s large-scale Gigahub charging sites in major metropolitan areas and at third-party locations, such as Hertz locations, as part of previously announced collaborations. The first installation will be in in Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C.
Tesla’s chargers will also be deployed at select BP Pulse fleet customer depots.
"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 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 U.S., and to deliver the fast and reliable charging experience we know our customers demand," said Sujay Sharma, CEO BP Pulse Americas.