NetworkNewsBreaks – BP Chargemaster Powering up to 1.5 Million Electric Miles Per Week

November 22, 2019 11:22:41

BP Chargemaster announced that the public charging points it operates in the UK are now regularly supplying more than 60 MWh (60,000 kWh) of energy per day, which equates to approximately 1.5 million miles per week of driving by electric cars. [1] According to the update, BP Chargemaster’s public charging points are avoiding around 300 tonnes of weekly CO₂ emissions based on the average UK new car carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions figure of 124.5g/km. [2] “Powering around 1.5 million electric miles a week makes us the most-used public charging infrastructure operator in the UK and we are proud to serve thousands of electric vehicle drivers every day,” BP Chargemaster COO David Newton said in the news release. “We have seen incredible growth in the utilization of our public charging network over the past 12 months, with both the number of charging sessions and number of users more than doubling, and the amount of energy supplied almost tripling. This reflects the larger batteries and the longer distances being driven by the latest electric vehicles.”

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About BP Chargemaster

BP Chargemaster is one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and operates Polar, the largest electric vehicle charging network in the UK. Founded in 2008, the company provides a comprehensive, flexible and practical range of electric vehicle charging solutions. BP Chargemaster has supplied over 50,000 public, workplace and home charging units in the UK, and is now rolling out 150kW ultra-rapid chargers on BP forecourts. For more information, visit the company’s website at

[1] Miles travelled calculated using the kWh provided on the network from BP Chargemaster system data multiplied by an electric car averaging four miles per kilowatt hour (kWh). All of the electricity that BP Chargemaster public charging points use is certified as renewable through the redemption or purchase of Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs).

[2] Greenhouse gas savings calculated on a tank-to-wheel basis, using the same miles travelled when using the average equivalent new car. The baseline used is average grams of CO₂ equivalent per kilometre for the average new UK car in 2018, as per SMMT New Car CO₂ Report 2019.

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