UK’s largest EV charging hub opens in Birmingham

The UK’s largest public electric vehicle charging hub has opened at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.

Operated by BP Pulse, a subsidiary of BP (British Petroleum), the new ‘Gigahub’ is capable of charging 180 electric vehicles at the same time, and also includes ultra-fast 16x 300KW DC chargers which are capable of charging 30 EVs simultaneously.

The site also has a further 150 points for 7KW charging including additional designated accessible bays.

The UK’s largest public electric vehicle charging hub (Photo: NEC).

The Gigahub is expected to serve the seven million annual visitors to the NEC Campus.

The EV Network, the company that designed, developed, and constructed the multimillion-pound project, signed a long-term contract with the NEC Group to bring electric vehicle charging infrastructure to the site.

bp pulse worked closely with EV Network on the Gigahub and plans to roll out hundreds of hubs by 2030 in urban areas, on trunk roads and motorways and at destinations such as restaurants, retail parks and hotels.