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What is bp pulse?

It’s a network of public chargepoints, run by bp pulse. We’ll give you a subscription to this network. 

Charging with bp pulse | Motability Scheme

It’s a subscription to the UK’s largest public charging network. It includes 3,000 rapid and ultra-fast chargepoints. It’s ideal if you cannot get a home chargepoint.

bp pulse charging points

How we'll support you

If it’s your first electric lease

If you’re leasing your first fully electric car on the Scheme and you cannot get a home chargepoint, we’ll give you a subscription to the bp pulse network. Some of these public chargepoints will give you better charging rates and some are free.

Getting your next electric car?


If you had bp pulse for your last lease, we’ll offer you this again. If you had a home chargepoint for your last vehicle, you will not be able to get a bp pulse subscription from us.

We'll also give you Go Charge

You’ll also get our Motability Go Charge card. This lets you charge simply, at over 45,000 chargepoints. You’ll never pay more than the chargepoint operator’s ‘pay as you go’ tariff.

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Cannot find a bp pulse chargepoint?

You’ll still have Motability Go Charge, as part of your worry-free package. And you can use other public chargepoints. Or get a home chargepoint, if you have off-street parking, like a driveway or garage.

Charging types and costs

Charging an electric car takes longer than a fuelling a petrol or diesel car, so you’ll need to bear that in mind.

There are three types of public chargepoints. Here’s what they are and how much they cost:

How to set up your subscription
  1. Once you’ve decided to get access to the network, bp pulse will contact you to give you a unique code
  2. Download the bp pulse app from the App Store for Apple or Google Play Store for Android
  3. Add your code in the app, and your Direct Debit mandate and full address
  4. That’s it. You’ll be connected to the network for three years

If you have a home chargepoint from us, you can buy your own subscription to bp pulse, if you want. This will be separate to your lease and worry-free package with us.

Other reasons to get bp pulse

Discounted charging

This will usually save you around 8p per kW compared to other public charging. Some chargepoints are completely free.

£25 to help you get going

If you're joining after 1 October 2023, bp pulse will give you £25 credit towards charging on the network. 

A handy map

In the app you’ll get a handy map of all of the bp pulse chargepoints. You can search near you, filter by speed, and even see if they’re available in real-time.

Half-price hot drink

When you stop at a Wild Bean Cafe, you’ll get 50% off a hot drink to warm you up while you charge.

Summary of things to think about

  • You might be able to get a bp pulse subscription, if this is your first electric car on the Scheme and you cannot get a home chargepoint
  • We’ll give you access to a network of bp pulse chargepoints, but you’ll need to check if these are near you and the charging types suit you
  • Charging an electric car takes longer than charging a petrol or diesel car, and there are different charging speeds and costs
  • You’ll need to download the bp pulse on a smart phone to use the network

What would you like to do next?

Ready to check if an electric car suits you? 

Take five minutes to answer some questions and we’ll tell you whether we think an electric car could suit you. Or browse our electric cars.


See more about charging

If there are no bp pulse chargepoints near you, there are other ways to charge. Explore these other options, to see what suit you best.

Charging at home

This is the most convenient and cost-effective way to charge your electric car. If you have off-street parking, like a driveway or garage.

Learn about home charging

Charging on the go

You’ll likely need to charge in public during your lease. We’ll tell you what to think about and how we can support you.

Learn about public charging

The legal bit

Read our bp pulse terms
  • You might need to pay for your bp pulse subscription if you decide to continue this after your original three-year lease ends. Here’s how it works:
  • If your lease is extended for six months, we’ll give you a new bp pulse code, so you can continue your subscription free of charge for those six months. This is to support you, in case your next vehicle is delayed
  • If your lease is extended for longer than six months, you’ll need to pay for your bp pulse subscription after six months have passed, for the rest of your lease extension
  • For your second fully electric lease, we’ll give you another free of charge three-year subscription to the bp pulse network, even if this is after a lease extension
  • After your second fully electric lease, if you decide to continue your bp pulse subscription, you’ll need to pay for this yourself

Explore all of our electric car pages

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