UK-based EV charging network bp pulse is adding ultra-fast and rapid charge points at around 100 Henderson Group retail locations in Northern Ireland.
More than 40 bp pulse charge points are already available at more than 20 bp and Henderson Retail sites. Plans call for up to 200 charge points at Henderson locations by 2025, and the goal is to add up to 15,000 kW of charging capacity.
The chargers have an integrated battery storage system and are installed with a connection to a standard voltage power grid. This eliminates the need for construction of a dedicated high-voltage substation and reduces installation cost and time. Each unit has one 150 kW and one 100 kW charge point.
“The demand for ultra-fast charging points in Northern Ireland is high,” says Ron Whitten, CFO at Henderson Group. “Figures from the Department for Transport show there are around 18,762 ultra-low-emission vehicles registered in the region…yet Northern Ireland has just 60 ultra-fast charge points in operation.”