London energy conglomerate bp has agreed to acquire ultra-fast charging hardware units from Tesla for $100 million to facilitate the expansion of the bp pulse public network across the U.S., while also enabling support for EV fleet customers by deploying chargers at private depots, according to a press release.
The roll-out is planned to begin in 2024 and locations will include sites across the bp family of brands, including TravelCenters of America, Thorntons, ampm and Amoco, as well as at bp pulse’s Gigahub charging sites in metropolitan areas and at third-party locations.
The first installation sites have been identified in Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C.
By pairing bp pulse’s charge management software, Omega, with Tesla chargers, bp pulse will oversee the entire charging process for EV fleets.
The Tesla ultra-fast chargers, which have an output of 250 kilowatts, will be branded, installed and operated by bp pulse. The chargers will be fitted with Tesla’s “Magic Dock,” which is compatible with both North American Charging Standard and Combined Charging System connectors, which enables EVs from other vehicle manufacturers to use the Tesla chargers on the bp pulse’s network, regardless of whether they use CCS or NACS ports.
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