New BP Pulse Gigahub in Houston Opens to the Public With 24 Fast Chargers
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New BP Pulse Gigahub in Houston Opens to the Public With 24 Fast Chargers

Woman plugging in EV at BP Pulse public charging Gigahub
  • Last month, BP unveiled its first Pulse Gigahub at its Houston headquarters.
  • Customers can access the Gigahub through the BP Pulse app, offering real-time availability and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Expansion plans for more such Gigahubs nationwide aligns with BP’s investment pledge of $1 billion in EV charging infrastructure by 2030.

Back in March, BP unveiled its first BP Pulse Gigahub at the company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas. The unveiling was part of a larger push to expand BP’s network of EV chargers here in the U.S. Set to officially open to the public early this month, this particular Gigahub is the first BP-branded one in the U.S.


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Accessing and Using the BP Pulse Gigahub

The Houston headquarters Gigahub will have 24 high-speed charge points, equipped with Tritium 150 kW DC fast chargers. To access the chargers, customers will need to use the BP Pulse app. The app will allow users to locate the charging site, access the EV chargers’ real-time availability, and connect to the site’s Wi-Fi.

After this public opening, BP Pulse wants to expand its deployment throughout the country at high-demand locations like airports and major metropolitan areas — and, of course, at BP-owned properties, which apparently include Amoco, Thorntons, and Wild Bean Cafe, according to Investopedia.

Could this mean more EV chargers coming to Amoco and Thornton gas stations? Perhaps! We definitely need as many (reliable) EV charging stations as possible throughout the country.


Funding for More Gigahubs

The plan is to expand EV charging infrastructure at sites within California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. This projected growth would come thanks to funding from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) and California Energy Commission. 

Back in February 2023, BP had announced plans to invest $1 billion in EV charging infrastructure across the country by 2030. They had also pledged to invest $500 million in the plan and to deliver 3,000 charge points by the end of 2025.


Excitement for the New BP Pulse Gigahub

“As we expand our global footprint, I am thrilled to unveil our first EV charging Gigahub in the U.S.,” said Emma Delaney, BP Executive Vice President for Customers & Products. “With leading fast charging positions already in key markets in the U.K., China, and Germany, we’re learning about customer charging preferences on the go.”

“We’re excited to bring BP Pulse to America’s energy corridor and expand our presence in the U.S. public EV-charging market,” said Sujay Sharma, CEO of BP Pulse Americas. “This project will bring fast, reliable charging to EV drivers when and where they need it, helping support faster electric-vehicle adoption in the U.S. We look forward to welcoming new and existing EV drivers to our growing network.”


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JESSICA MCCORMICK

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