EV charging network BP Pulse said it had more than doubled the number of ultra-fast charge points in the UK last year as it helped the country transition to electric vehicles.

In 2022, the company committed to investing £1bn in the UK’s EV infrastructure over the next decade, with a focus on rapid and ultra-fast charging in convenient locations for vans and cars.

It said it was making good progress on that commitment and the network now operated over 3,000 high speed charge points across the UK.

BP Pulse said it was developing its new EV charging hubs at major transport intersections and on trunk roads, with ultra-fast points added to places including Macclesfield, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Hull and Dudley in 2023.

In September, it unveiled the country’s largest public EV charging hub – the Gigahub - at the NEC Birmingham, which can simultaneously charge up to 180 EVs.

Akira Kirton, vice president of BP Pulse UK, said: “Over the last 12 months, we have invested in expanding our network infrastructure, installing the latest in charging technology and delivering improved network reliability.

“We have been dedicated to delivering the infrastructure needed to help achieve the UK’s transition to electric vehicles and more than doubling the number of ultra-fast chargers on our network is testament to our progress.”