BP pulse, an electrification and charging solution brand from energy major BP, has signed a pan-European frame agreement with UK-based customised parking solutions provider APCOA Parking Group to develop over 100 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging hubs across Europe.

As per the terms of the agreement, BP pulse intends to deploy ultra-fast charging at Urban Hubs, the parking solutions provider’s car parks, in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and the UK over the next three years.

The deployment is expected to help BP pulse to extend its charging network in city centres and further expedite urban e-mobility infrastructure across Europe. 

Through the digital integration of the BP pulse and the APCOA Connect app in the UK and the APCOA Flow app across Europe, the two firms aim to collaborate to deliver a more comfortable customer journey.

BP pulse Europe general manager Stefan von Dobschuetz said: “This agreement will help us to build our EV charging network across Europe by offering customers the fastest and most convenient EV hub charging experience.

“By working with APCOA, we’re bringing the future of parking, charging and services for urban life in one place.”

According to BP, registered users can use their mobiles to locate, access, book, and pay for charging and parking at the car park.

Besides, the car park’s entry and exit barriers will be automatically opened as the vehicle arrives.

The two Urban Hubs in Berlin and Bremen in Germany are scheduled to be launched in Q3 2023. These are expected to be the first locations to provide ultra-fast charging, capable of charging a minimum of six cars, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

The two locations will be operated by BP’s German brand, which is Aral pulse.

APCOA CEO Philippe Op de Beeck said: “Working with bp pulse is another step to achieve our plan to deploy 1,000 fast-charging stations through commercial partners in APCOA’s car parks.

“Doing so, we are providing customers added services in our locations and make a relevant contribution to the transformation of individual mobility.”