Electric vehicle charge point provider appointed by CBC

  • Central Bedfordshire Council has appointed BP Pulse to expand the network of electric vehicle charging points across Central Bedfordshire.

The partnership will focus on the delivery of fast and rapid charge points in public and residential locations to support the transition away from fossil fuel-powered vehicles and to work towards meeting Government targets on transport decarbonisation and net-zero.

The Council has an opportunity to bolster the network in Central Bedfordshire and beyond, with neighbouring authorities Bedford Borough, Luton Borough and Milton Keynes Council also partnering with BP Pulse. It is hoped the partnership will provide consistency of choice in the local area for residents and commuters.

Councillor Steve Dixon, Executive Member for Sustainability and Transformation said, “We are delighted to be rolling out more charge points for both current and potential electric vehicle users in Central Bedfordshire. BP Pulse is currently the UK’s largest public charging network, and we are committed to supporting more sustainable travel methods as we work towards meeting the objectives set out in our Sustainability Plan.

This partnership is one of a number of initiatives we have planned for electric vehicle infrastructure.”

Further reading on charging points and the Council’s Electric Vehicle Charge Point Plan, is available on the CBC website

ZapMap produces a map showing current charging points.

A bp pulse subscription is available. Their website points out that they have over 8,000 bp pulse points. Subscription members get free charging at selected bp pulse points. Details here.

At  Gridserve, they have an electric car charging points finder as well as useful resources around electric cars.