BP Unveils Its First Gigahub in U.S.

Located at its Houston headquarters, the site features 24 EV DC fast-charging points.

March 22, 2024

BP will celebrate the opening of its new electric-vehicle charging site at its BP America headquarters in Houston, Texas, expanding its network of EV chargers in the United States, the company announced. The new BP pulse station is the first BP pulse branded Gigahub in the country and will be open to the public on April 2.

“As we expand our global footprint, I am thrilled to unveil our first EV charging Gigahub in the United States. With leading fast-charging positions already in key markets in the UK, China, and Germany, we're learning about customer charging preferences on the go,” Emma Delaney, BP executive vice president for customers and products, said.

The Gigahub offers 24 high-speed EV charge points with Tritium 150kW DC fast chargers. The chargers will be integrated with the BP pulse app, allowing users to locate the site, access real-time charging availability, and connect to WiFi.

BP Pulse said it intends to deploy additional charging points at high-demand locations, such as airports, major metropolitan areas, and BP-owned properties nationwide. BP has also been awarded grant funds through programs including National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) and California Energy Commission (CEC) to provide charging infrastructure at sites in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky.

In February 2023, BP acquired TravelCenters of America Inc. and announced plans to invest $1 billion in America's EV charging infrastructure by 2030, with $500 million invested in by the end of 2025.

Last February, BP announced a series of new initiatives for its fuel and convenience stations in the United States, including a new digital app and nationwide EV operations.

Today, BP has 29,000 EV charge points worldwide and aims for more than 100,000 globally by 2030—with around 90% being rapid or ultra-fast.