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BP pulse chargers achieve BSI Kitemark

BP Pulse has become the first electric vehicle (EV) charging provider in the UK to achieve certification to the BSI Kitemark for Electric Vehicle Charging.

All new Pulse home units will now be stamped with the BSI Kitemark, which helps consumers make more informed buying decisions, providing confidence and assurance through accreditation.

All products must undergo safety and quality checks, carried out by the independent UK regulator BSI, in order to be certified.

With electric vehicle chargers, both the company and product must pass a variety of assessments, including type testing, factory assessments, certification and ongoing activities.

It will also require ongoing factory assessments, which will be delivered by BSI’s systems certification team in order to achieve the BSI Kitemark for Electric Vehicle Charging.

In receiving the coveted mark, BP Pulse’s home charging units have proved that they are fit for purpose and meet the specified criteria.

Will Evans, home charge business director at BP Pulse, said: “Achieving BSI Kitemark certification is another step in the right direction for bp pulse and for the charging sector.

“There is currently insufficient consumer guidance when it comes to product safety and quality, so the introduction of a BSI Kitemark specifically for our sector is hugely encouraging.

“The Kitemark provides peace of mind for our customers that their bp pulse home charge unit has been independently verified as conforming to safety and quality standards. Our team of engineers have always known that, but now our customers do too.”

Matt Page, managing director UK and Ireland at BSI, added: “The Kitemark for Electric Vehicle Charging helps to support market assurance amidst the rapid expansion and technological advancement in electric vehicles and their associated systems.

“Therefore, achieving certification to the Kitemark will enable bp pulse to differentiate themselves, and standout in a complex market by providing reassurance to customers that necessary testing and assessments have been met.

“Huge congratulations to BP Pulse – the team should be very proud of this achievement, and we look forward to working with the organisation on an ongoing basis in order for the Kitemark to be retained.” 

The new Pulse home units can be ordered from next month.

Photo caption: Wil Corker (centre right), BP Pulse principle certification engineer, holding the framed BSI certificate. Also pictured (from right to left) are Luke Dowell, BP Pulse head of research and development, and Graeme Wagg, BP Pulse senior product manager, as well as Simon Williams, Holly Rossington and Callum Snell from BSI. 

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