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Charging with bp pulse

Subscribe to the bp pulse network

You might not have off-street parking or be able to get a home chargepoint installed. If so, we’ll give you a subscription to the bp pulse network(opens in a new window) of public chargepoints during your lease.

This gives you access to over 9,000 public chargepoints, including 3,000 rapid and ultra-fast. Some of these will give you better charging rates and some are free.

Just follow the instructions on the chargepoint, press ‘Start’, and away you go.”

Patricia, electric car customer

How subscribing works

Once you’ve decided to get access to the bp pulse network, here’s what happens next:

  1. bp pulse will contact you to let you know how you can set up your account
  2. You’ll need to give them a Direct Debit mandate and your full address
  3. Once you've signed up, they'll give you a unique code
  4. Enter your code into the bp pulse app. You can download this from the App Store for Apple phones, or Google Play Store for Android phones
  5. That’s it. You’ll be connected to the network for three years from when you enter your code

What you'll get with your subscription

Discounted charging

This will usually save you around 8p per kW compared to other public charging, and some chargepoints will be completely free to use.

A handy map

The app also has a handy map of bp pulse public chargepoints. You can search for chargepoints near you and filter by speed. It'll also tell you if they're in use or out of service.

The network is still expanding, too. More chargepoints are being introduced, including rapid and ultra-fast chargers to get you on your way quicker.

£25 to help get you going

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

A 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.

Illustration of an electric car charging at a public chargepoint

Prefer to have a home chargepoint installed instead?

If you have off-street parking and you’re leasing your first fully electric car on the Motability Scheme, we’ll arrange and cover the cost of a home chargepoint and a standard installation.

Learn more

Charging costs

Here’s what you can expect to pay when you charge at a bp pulse chargepoint, with and without a subscription to the network.

These figures were correct as of 25 November 2022.

Things to consider

  • Access over 9,000 bp pulse chargers, if you cannot charge at home
  • Make sure you know where your nearest public chargepoints are and that they’re compatible
  • You’ll need a smart phone or smart device if you want to use smart charging options
  • Allow extra time to travel, as charging an electric car can take longer than a petrol or diesel car, and you might need to queue and wait for a chargepoint to become available
  • Public chargepoints have different charging speeds and you might need an extra app to use them

The legal bit

Read our bp pulse terms
  1. 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