BP Pulse plans European truck charging network


By Luke Willetts - 12th April 2024

BP Pulse plans European truck charging network

Ashford International truck stop in Kent

UK  – BP Pulse, the EV charging brand owned and operated by British multinational oil and gas company, BP plc, based in London UK, has acquired the 21-acre Ashford International truck stop in Kent from the GSE Group Ltd, with plans to electrify the site with twenty-megawatt chargers* in Q1 2026. This acquisition signifies BP’s long-term plan - creating a European-wide EV charging network. The Ashford truck stop is one of the largest in Europe, strategically located close to the port of Dover. The facility offers 660 secure parking bays, convenience services and ablution facilities for truck drivers.

As part of the deal, BP Pulse will lease back the site to Ashford International Truckstop Ltd (part of the GSE Group), to operate the facility on a long-term lease but BP Pulse will operate and manage the charging infrastructure once it is installed.

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