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BP Pulse confirms price changes for EV charging network

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BP Pulse, one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging networks, has confirmed new pricing for all except its fastest units, applicable from 10 June.

Volkswagen ID.3 at BP Pulse charging point

Tariff changes apply from 10 June

Usage is billed per kilowatt-hour of energy supplied, but pricing varies depending on the method of access and the speed of the charging point. The company’s pulse7 units provide up to 7kW, pulse50 are rapid chargers at up to 50kW, while pulse150 are ultra-rapid chargers with a 150kW maximum output for compatible vehicles.

From 10 June, costs are as follows:

  • Drivers using contactless credit or debit cards will pay 26p/kWh for pulse7 units (up 1p/kWh), 35p/kWh for pulse50 (a 5p/kWh increase) and 42p/kWh for pulse150, which is unchanged.
  • Registered users paying via the app will be charged 20p/kWh for pulse7 (up 4p/kWh) and 29p/kWh for pulse50 (a 4p/kWh increase) and 42p/kWh for pulse150, which is unchanged.
  • Drivers paying the £7.85 monthly subscription will pay 16p/kWh (a 4p/kWh increase) for pulse7, 23p/kWh for pulse50 (an 8p/kWh increase) while pulse150 remains at 27p/kWh.

The company said price increases this month will enable ongoing investment in the network, including the roll-out of new ultra-fast charging ‘hubs’ which will launch later this year.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.