Charging operator bp pulse has opened its most powerful charging hub at Q-Park Pimlico in the Borough of Westminster.
The hub features eight ultra-fast 150kW chargers each capable of charging up to 100 miles of range in around 15 minutes, depending on the vehicle.
Sixteen electric vehicles can charge simultaneously at the new hub, adding to the firm’s 570 charge points, including approximately 50 ultra-fast chargers.
The new Pimlico hub, connected by UK Power Networks Services, boosts the ultra-fast EV charging offer in central London. Previously, only thirteen ultra-fast charge points were publicly available.
The chargers will be available to individual customers as well as bp pulse’s numerous fleet customers, including Uber whose drivers will be able to take advantage of two dedicated charge points at the site through its partnership deal with bp pulse.
The Pimlico hub also showcases an innovative approach to installing chargers in indoor and underground car parks where limited headroom presents a major challenge. To install the eight chargers, bp pulse collaborated with Radius Group and Comtec Srl on a tilting frame that ensures a safe and secure method of handling each unit for precise positioning during installation.
Akira Kirton, vice president, bp pulse UK, said: “At bp pulse, we’re focused on ultra-fast charging and plan to roll out hundreds of hubs this decade in places EV drivers need them. This new hub in Pimlico is another great example of our strategy in action.”
Uber’s general manager in the UK, Andrew Brem, said: “London is Uber’s top city for EVs worldwide, with well over 10,000 electric vehicles on the platform. Partnerships like this are crucial to meeting our goal of 100% electric by the end of 2025.”
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