bp pulse Expands EV Charging Network with Simon Partnership

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bp pulse has signed a deal with Simon Property Group to install and operate ultra-fast EV charging Gigahubs at 75 Simon locations across the US. This expansion will add over 900 charging bays, supporting nearly every make and model of EVs. The first locations will open to the public in early 2026.

Key Highlights:

  • 75 Simon locations to host bp pulse Gigahubs.
  • Over 900 ultra-fast charging bays will be added across the US.
  • First locations will open to the public in early 2026.
  • Expansion targets key regions: West Coast, East Coast, Sun Belt, and Great Lakes.
  • Collaboration with Simon enhances retail offerings for EV drivers.

Richard Bartlett, CEO of bp pulse, stated: “We’re pleased to complete this deal with Simon and expand our ultra-fast charging network footprint in the US. The Simon portfolio aligns with bp pulse’s strategy to deploy ultra-fast charging across the West Coast, East Coast, Sun Belt and Great Lakes, and we are thrilled to team up with Simon so that EV drivers have a range of retail offerings at their impressive destinations.”

Chip Harding, Executive Vice President of Simon Brand Ventures, added: “Simon is committed to offering best-in-class brands, amenities, experiences, and sustainable practices to our shoppers and the communities that we serve. We look forward to expanding our EV charging options across the Simon portfolio with bp pulse.”

bp pulse is focused on delivering charging infrastructure in locations that customers want and need. Simon destinations are the latest sites identified for the bp pulse EV charging network in the US, following earlier initiatives like the build-out of the Gigahub network near airports and major metropolitan areas, and the installation of EV charging across bp’s branded convenience stores and TravelCenters of America network.

Sujay Sharma, CEO of bp pulse Americas, remarked: “As a committed long-term infrastructure player with a global network of EV charging solutions, bp pulse intends to continue to seek and build transformative industry collaborations in real estate required to scale our network and match the demand of current and future EV drivers.”

The charging stations will be accessible via the Simon electric vehicle charging webpage, major map platforms, and the bp pulse app. The use of bp pulse’s proprietary energy management solution, Omega, will optimize energy usage on-site.

About Simon: Simon Property Group, an S&P 100 company, owns premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and mixed-use destinations. Their properties in North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people and generate billions in annual sales.

About bp pulse: bp pulse is bp’s electric vehicle (EV) charging business, focused on fast and reliable charging for EV drivers and commercial fleets. Partnering with some of the world’s biggest businesses, bp pulse is developing the Gigahubâ„¢ network, a series of large EV high-speed charging hubs in high-demand locations. The company aims to expand its network of public EV charging stations to more than 100,000 worldwide by 2030.

For more information on bp, visit bp.com.

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