BP has announced that its global electric vehicle (EV) charging business bp pulse is set to install and operate EV charging gigahubs at 75 Simon Property Group sites in the US.

A real estate investment trust, Simon Property Group owns shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations.

Under the terms of the deal, more than 900 ultra-fast charging bays will be installed across the properties to support all make and model of EVs on the market across all locations.

The first locations are expected to be opened to the public in early 2026.

Simon Brand Ventures executive vice president Chip Harding said: “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.”

The new move is part of BP’s EV charging unit’s focus on delivering charging bays in locations where customers need such infrastructure.

bp pulse CEO Richard Bartlett said: “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.”

bp pulse said that Simon destinations are the latest sites identified to expand the company’s EV charging network in the US.

This follows the announcements to deliver Gigahub network near airports and major metropolitan areas as well as the installation of EV charging across bp’s major branded convenience store and TravelCenters of America network.

Last year bp pulse entered into a deal with Tesla, which involved the acquisition of Tesla’s ultra-fast charging hardware units for a sum of $100m.