Just a month since BP Pulse announced a plan to triple its EV charging point deployments in the UK to over 16,000 by 2030 it has entered into a global multi-year agreement with Tritium DCFC Ltd., a manufacturer of DC fast chargers for EVs. The initial order allegedly includes services in UK, Australia and New Zealand.
This announcement reflects the speed at which companies will need to prepare and deploy EV charging stations to meet the projected EV demand driven both by consumers and government targets. It also emphasises the importance of deploying chargers that meet the correct requirements in their specified use case. For example, whilst an EV charger designed for home use charging, with a power rating of 3.6kW or 7kW is acceptable for use over several hours, a motorway services forecourt will require 100W plus DC fast chargers capable of replenishing 50% or more of a typical EV passenger car in 30 to 40 minutes.
SAR Insight’s upcoming EV Charging Service quantifies and forecasts the market for EV charging stations in more than 40 countries globally, by power rating and deployment type.