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bp retail site celebrated as UK’s best EV charging destination

Release date:
5 November 2020
  • bp Hammersmith Flyover awarded ‘Charging Destination of the Year’ at EVIE awards
  • Flagship London charging hub recently charging more than 100 electric vehicles per day on average 
  • bp Chargemaster now operates the UK’s largest ultra-fast public charging network
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bp’s flagship UK retail site has been recognised as the country’s best place to charge an electric vehicle by winning ‘Charging Destination of the Year’ at the inaugural Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards.


Featuring four 150kW ultra-fast chargers operated on bp Chargemaster’s Polar network, as well as one 50kW rapid charger, bp’s Hammersmith Flyover site is the only ultra-fast public charging hub in London, serving everyone from taxi drivers to Tesla owners. The award comes as bp Chargemaster switches on its 51st 150kW charger, giving it the UK’s largest ultra-fast public charging network.


Matteo de Renzi, CEO of bp Chargemaster, said: “We are incredibly proud to be operating the UK’s largest ultra-fast public charging network and this award validates our strategy of combining easy, reliable and fast charging with great convenience. We believe that bp Hammersmith Flyover is the most-visited public charging destination in the UK, recently charging an average of 115 vehicles each day with more than 2,000 kWh of energy.


“Ultra-fast charging is the new frontier of public charging, with even the latest generation of small electric cars offering 100kW charging speeds, and it is as important to private motorists without off-street parking, as it is to professional drivers with higher mileage requirements, such as taxi and private hire drivers.”


Dave Newton, Managing Director UK Fuels at bp, said: “Being recognised as the Charging Destination of the Year is a great accolade, not just for bp Hammersmith Flyover, but for our strategy of combining ultra-fast charging with our market-leading retail business. We are transforming the experience of EV charging, helping our customers to reduce their own emissions, and helping to deliver bp’s own net zero ambition.”


bp Hammersmith Flyover is bp’s UK flagship retail site, with 24-hour operation and facilities on a 4,000 square metre site including an M&S Simply Food store, a Wild Bean Café offering coffee and hot food-to-go, a seating area with 3-pin and USB power outlets, free Wi-Fi, toilets, disabled facilities and a free-to-use cash machine. Outside the store, facilities include jet wash bays and two automated car washes in addition to our ultra-fast public charging hub.


Average charging figures based on period from 19 October 2020 to 1 November 2020


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 60,000 public, workplace and home charging units, and is now rolling out 150kW ultra-rapid chargers on bp retail sites. bp Chargemaster is a wholly owned subsidiary of the bp Group.


Media contacts

Tom Callow, bp Chargemaster

Email: tom.callow@bp.com

Phone: +44(0)7387 418967