UK's largest EV charging hub built at the NEC

BP Pulse has launched the UK’s largest public charging hub on the NEC Campus in the West Midlands.

Capable of charging 180 EVs simultaneously, the hub boasts 300KW DC chargers, of which two are designated accessible bays. These chargers are capable of charging 30 EVs simultaneously. The site also has a further 150 points for 7KW charging including additional designated accessible bays.

The ‘Gigahub’ will help serve the seven million visitors attracted to the NEC Campus annually, along with a wide range of other road users that make up the area’s average yearly traffic count of 60 million. Accessed via the main NEC Campus through road, less than 1 mile from junction 6 on the M42 and just 2.4 miles from junction 7A for the M6.

“This is the biggest private investment in electric charging in the UK and is a huge vote of confidence in Britain’s role as a leader in green industries,” stated Chancellor Jeremy Hunt as he opened the facility.

BP worked closely with infrastructure company EV Network after signing a long-term contract with the NEC Group to bring EV charging infrastructure to the entire campus, and there are plans to roll out hundreds of hubs by 2030 in urban areas, on trunk roads and motorways and at destinations such as restaurants, retail parks and hotels.

Reza Shaybani, CEO of the EV Network, said: “Our long-term relationship with both the NEC Group and BP Pulse ensures this is not just an investment for the site’s visitors but a transformative step towards bolstering the entire EV charging infrastructure of the UK. At EVN we are excited to invest £100m in EV Infrastructure projects this year, and we aim to invest a further £300m equity by 2025.”

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