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BP Pulse opens ultra-fast EV charging sites on Scotland’s M8

Man using new BP Pulse rapid charge point on the M8 Harthill services

BP Pulse has opened two new ultra-fast rapid charging sites at Harthill services on the M8 in Scotland.

Situated off the east- and west-bound carriageways near Harthill, Lanarkshire, the sites feature 10 150kW chargers servicing the busy Edinburgh to Glasgow corridor.

Each is equipped with CCS and Chademo rapid charging connectors and have the potential to add up to 100 miles of range to a battery electric vehicle in 10 to 15 minutes.

Rob Chadwick, EV operations lead UK at BP, said: “75,000 motorists currently travel along the busy route served by Harthill.

“This investment by BP Pulse reflects our commitment to helping these motorists build their confidence in charging infrastructure as many make the switch to an EV.”

Charging sessions are accessible with a BP Pulse subscription or pay-as-you-go using a contactless debit or credit card.

BP Pulse recently announced it will roll out dedicated ultra-fast charging hubs across the UK, with its first purpose-built charging and convenience hub set to open later this year.

The company’s growth targets will see its charge point network double in size to 16,000 by 2030.

The new sites also form part of BP’s strategy to invest in low carbon solutions for Scotland, which includes a bid in the ScotWind offshore leasing round.

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