bp to Open Gigahub EV Charging Station at Houston Office

Site will offer 24 150-kilowatt direct current fast chargers and be integrated with the bp Pulse app
bp Pulse EV chargers
Photograph courtesy of bp Pulse

bp is opening an electric-vehicle (EV) charging site at its main office in Houston. It will be open to the public on April 2.

The new station is the first U.S. bp Pulse-branded Gigahub, a series of large EV high-speed charging hubs in high-demand locations.

  • BP America Inc./Thorntons is No. 7 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

The Gigahub will offer 24 high-speed EV charge points with Tritium 150-kilowatt direct current fast chargers. The chargers will be integrated with the bp pulse app, allowing users to locate the site, access real-time charging availability and connect to WiFi.

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.

In February 2023, bp announced plans to invest $1 billion in America's EV charging infrastructure by 2030, with $500 million invested in by the end of 2025. bp pulse also shared commitments to deliver 3,000 charge points by 2025.

Today, bp has 29,000 EV charge points worldwide and aims for more than 100,000 globally by 2030—around 90% rapid or ultra-fast.

bp pulse aims to continue deploying additional charging points at high-demand locations, such as airports, major metropolitan areas, and bp-owned properties across the United States. bp has also been awarded grant funds through programs, including National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) and California Energy Commission (CEC) to provide charging infrastructure at sites in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.

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