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BP Pulse unplugged: electric car owners are stranded without chargers – The Times


Owners of electric cars are being left unplugged because one of the country’s main home charger installers is struggling to keep up with demand.

Customers of BP Pulse say it is failing to install chargers for months on end and is then unable to fix them quickly when they break.

The company, which began as Chargemaster ten years ago and was bought by the oil giant BP in 2018, has installed about 50,000 home chargers and 8,000 public charging points, just over a third of the UK’s total.

As the number of electric cars soars, however, there are concerns that supply may not be keeping up with demand.

Battery-powered electric vehicles accounted for more than 1 in 10 (10.7 per cent) of new UK car



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