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BP Pulse hopes Gigahubs will enhance EV charging experiences

The first Gigahub is being deployed near LAX, and will be up and running in time for the 2028 Olympic games.

Public charging can be a fantastic and necessary commodity for EV owners, but oftentimes, there’s a problem with the way charging infrastructure is installed. Maybe it was deployed in an area that doesn’t make much sense, or the charging software is malfunctioning. Maybe it isn’t well-lit. Maybe there isn’t any security in the area for the EV driver. Plus, the driver is there for a while – wouldn’t it be great if there was a snack or, even better, a restroom?

BP Pulse has noticed this too, saying “there has got to be a better way!” As a result, the company is planning to amp the EV charging experience up to 11 via new “Gigahubs” – a series of large electric vehicle fast-charging hubs that will be built near airports and other high-demand locations, to serve ride-hail and taxi fleets around the country. The first one is being deployed near LAX, and BP Pulse plans to have it up and running in time for the 2028 Olympic games.

To learn more about the ambitious project to change how we think of the charging experience as we know it, we invited Vic Shao, president of BP Pulse’s fleet division, onto the show.

This is an audio-only version of our episode with Vic Shao, president of BP Pulse’s fleet division. Go ahead, you’re already here – take a listen! But, if you’re looking for moving photos, click here.

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